s t o n e   c r a b s

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This lesson is about to get crabby! In this lesson, students will learn about crab biology and anatomy, test their reflexes, and engage in critical thinking about sustainable fisheries through an interactive crabbing game. This lesson is based on a paper by Stephanie M. Kronstadt, Ryan Gandy, and Colin Shea, published in 2018, that looks at the stone crab fishery in Florida, USA and how it affects the reflexes and health of the crabs. After completing the lesson, students will get to wonder: what makes a fishery sustainable? How can we make fisheries more sustainable so they will last from generation to generation and preserve the health of the local ecosystem?

Everblue team member Erin with a stone crab for her research in the Bahamas