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« on: January 02, 2018, 10:57:44 AM »

This is a very unusual story.  A tagged male crab apparently traveled from Maryland all the way to the west coast of Florida about 30 miles north of Tampa.


http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2017/12/28/maryland_blue_crab_f.html

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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 11:10:40 AM »

Someone already posted this in the proper area of the site, not in the Crabbing Reports. We believe this story is fake news anyway.
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 02:24:56 PM »

If it did happen , that is cool
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 02:52:38 PM »

I know that article is still traveling, it's on at least 3 different threads on BCA.
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2018, 01:23:46 PM »

Someone already posted this in the proper area of the site, not in the Crabbing Reports. We believe this story is fake news anyway.
Why is it fake news?
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 03:23:39 PM »

Why is it fake news?




Crabs only live a few years. Most crabs shed a few times a year depending on size. It took the cra a few years to travel down to FL without being eaten, caught or shedding for years. I think there is a better chance someone found one of the tags and put it on the crab and let it go or put it in the trap.
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 04:57:31 PM »

Why is it fake news?

Someone dropped that crab in the water down there. No way it made it all the way from here to there without going through at least one shed. I don't buy it, and several others on here don't either. On a side note, I have no idea why this topic is still here anyway and has not been moved out of the crab report section. This is crab news, be it FAKE NEWS, still crab news section topic.
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2018, 05:37:44 PM »

Or maybe he hitchhiked.  Good friend of mine just captained a boat from Havre de grace to the Gulf a couple months ago. Lots of boats go south in the fall. Cruise ships go from Baltimore to Key West every week or two. Who knows how many navy ships make the trip from Norfolk south. Hard to guess how a crab could stow away but I'm guessing it's possible. Sure would be a good story to know how it happened.  Lassie come home!!



btw, I suspect your right. That tag is really clean. I agree someone probably took the tag to the Gulf and put it on a crab. But that takes all the fun outta the story. 
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2018, 07:14:43 PM »

"over the course of several years made his way into the gulf and then into King's Bay." This was copied from the article. Hard to believe a crab lived a couple of years without shedding once.
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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2018, 08:57:48 PM »

Or maybe he hitchhiked.  Good friend of mine just captained a boat from Havre de grace to the Gulf a couple months ago. Lots of boats go south in the fall. Cruise ships go from Baltimore to Key West every week or two. Who knows how many navy ships make the trip from Norfolk south. Hard to guess how a crab could stow away but I'm guessing it's possible. Sure would be a good story to know how it happened.  Lassie come home!!



btw, I suspect your right. That tag is really clean. I agree someone probably took the tag to the Gulf and put it on a crab. But that takes all the fun outta the story. 


Ballast water possibly?
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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2018, 09:55:29 PM »

"over the course of several years made his way into the gulf and then into King's Bay." This was copied from the article. Hard to believe a crab lived a couple of years without shedding once.







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