Burrows up to
four inches deep
Largest hermit species
in the Bay
Found up to
2,600 feet deep
with reddish top
The blue crab is one of the more
resilient Chesapeake species, but its
fate depends on many factors.
Reducing the pollution reaching
the Bay from farms and urban and
suburban areas will help improve
water quality and habitat and
contribute to the sustainability of
the Bay’s blue crab population.