From Katie Sinclair, blue crab intern at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center:
The blue crab is the star
of a new video! Ecosystems on the the Edge, a new video series from the
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, explores threats facing important
habitats in the Chesapeake Bay area. Check out the video "Blue Crabs: Top Predator in Peril" above to learn more
about the risks to the blue crab population, as well as how this important
predator plays a key role in the bay ecosystem. The video also provides a
good look at SERC scientists putting their crab wrangling skills to use, and
sheds light on some of the past blue crab studies. For more tips on ways to
help the blue crab population remain healthy, visit http://ecosystemsontheedge.org/top-predator/.
CBS also published an article based on the video available here.