The folks down at the Hatfield Marine Science Center wants everyone to know about the next Science on Tap talk, Wednesday, January 19 at 6 pm. Hosted by the Hatfield Marine Science Center, the talk is entitled “European Green Crabs: Are they here to stay?” The guest speaker is zoologist Sylvia Yamada, a courtesy faculty at Oregon State University who has tracked European green crabs on the Oregon coast for more than two decades.
In recent years, European green crabs have become a species of increasing concern on the coast. They are a globally invasive species that prey on native species, including shellfish and smaller crabs. Furthermore, they can tear up valuable eelgrass meadows and deprive native species of food and shelter. Green crabs arrived in Oregon estuaries during the 1990’s but remained rare until the 2015-2016 El Niño. They are abundant enough to be observed by divers and caught in sports traps.
In her talk, Dr. Yamada will talk about where green crab comes from, how to tell them apart from native crabs, how they spread, and anything we can do to stop their spread.
The public is invited to this free, online talk. Below is the link information. I’ve also attached a photo of a European Green Crab if you need a picture.
Zoom Webinar Link: https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/98482374868
Or Call: +1+1 971-247-1195
Webinar ID: 936 4253 0812
If you have any questions, please contact the event organizer, Cinamon Moffett, HMSC Research Program Manager, at email@example.com or 541-867-0126.