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« on: August 01, 2020, 03:44:27 PM »

I think they are getting a bit uppity!
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 03:55:00 PM »

Political? No, because blue crabs do matter to everyone here!

Now, let's all resist the temptation to go down any political rabbit holes here. Thanks.
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 11:39:19 PM »

Political? No, because blue crabs do matter to everyone here!

Now, let's all resist the temptation to go down any political rabbit holes here. Thanks.

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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2020, 12:03:02 AM »

Speaking of crabs,  Aren't the crabs we catch "blue claw crabs"?  Isn't the blue crab (like the ones they catch in Australia) a different species?
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2020, 03:45:31 AM »

Speaking of crabs,  Aren't the crabs we catch "blue claw crabs"?  Isn't the blue crab (like the ones they catch in Australia) a different species?

I think you flipped it
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/b/blue-crab/

https://www.fishsource.org/fishery_page/4399
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2020, 03:47:38 AM »

I think they are getting a bit uppity!

"uppity" used this way is definitely a racist comment
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2020, 08:57:20 AM »


You are probably right, guess my remark was about Callinectes stupidus.
    laugh laugh laugh
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2020, 06:55:33 PM »

"uppity" used this way is definitely a racist comment

Agreed.
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2020, 10:15:18 AM »

Isn't calling blue crabs  "blue claw crabs"  about the same as calling a trotline roller by some other stupid name like a "propstick"?
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2020, 10:40:27 AM »

I did a little research and here's what I found:

In the south pacific ocean, like Australia for instance they have a blue swimmer crab. 


Here in the US, we have the blue claw. 

The two look similar, but are different.
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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2020, 12:03:44 PM »

A blue crab with blue claws
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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2020, 06:11:08 PM »

Our crab is known as the "Atlantic Blue Crab". Its scientific name is Callinectes sapidus (calli is Greek for "beautiful", nectes is "swimmer", and sapidus is Latin for "savory").

Sorry to say that "blue claw" is not the official name (only the males have blue claws, females have red-tipped claws).

So there you have it. It's the Altantic Blue Crab, or Blue Crab for short.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callinectes_sapidus
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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2020, 11:38:07 AM »

At the end of the day, they all turn red.

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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2020, 06:16:34 AM »

That was funny Lee!  But, that's when they die.  Don't let the same happen to you.  Turning red = died!     laugh laugh laugh
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