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The Potential for Mitten Crab Colonization of Estuaries on the West Coast of North America
Center for Lakes and Reservoirs Publications and Presentations
  • Erik Hanson, Portland State University
  • Mark Sytsma, Portland State University
Document Type
Technical Report
Publication Date
4-1-2005
Subjects
  • Chinese mitten crab -- Ecology -- West Coast (America),
  • Chinese mitten crab -- Environmental aspects -- West Coast (America),
  • Invasive aquatic organisms -- Environmental aspects
Disciplines
Abstract

Mitten crabs are invasive species that pose a risk to the aquatic environments of the Pacific Northwest and the economic and social activities that depend upon intact aquatic systems. The recent establishment of a large population in the San Francisco Bay and the potential for introductions from California, Asia and Europe pose a significant invasion potential for esturaires and rivers from Catifornia to Alaska.

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Prepared for: Pacific States Marine Fisheries Comission and Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Persistent Identifier
http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/4785
Citation Information
Erik Hanson and Mark Sytsma. "The Potential for Mitten Crab Colonization of Estuaries on the West Coast of North America" (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark_sytsma/23/