Invasive blue crabs are poised to devastate the worldwide clam provide

Atlantic blue crab

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Crabs are invading Italian waters and threatening the native fishing economic system – probably jeopardising the worldwide provide of clams within the course of.

Atlantic blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) are native to the jap coasts of North and South America, the place they’re celebrated by diners as a summer time delicacy. Nonetheless, the predatory crabs have been spreading by means of the Mediterranean in latest a long time and are feasting on younger clams and mussels, together with different marine life.

These crabs …

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