By Anna Laffrey
Ketchikan Daily News 

Search continues for invasive green crab around Annette Island

 


No invasive green crabs have been found outside the area on Annette Island where they were discovered last summer, though experts are working against a potential population explosion in Southeast Alaska.

Barb Lake, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Juneau, gave a presentation in Ketchikan last Friday about the invasive crab species that a team of scientists with the Metlakatla Indian Community first identified on Annette Island in July. It’s the only place that the crab has been captured in Alaska waters.

Lake said the green crab can change, degrade, displace, ou...



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