The field station’s research on king, chum and pink salmon and steelhead trout will continue at Little Port Walter.
On the east coast, these hardy crustaceans are known as aggressive eaters and have meant millions of dollars lost in fisheries for clams, mussels and scallops. The crab are destructive to eelgrass beds, which are important to young fish. They’re also known to eat juvenile salmon and could compete with native Dungeness crab.
Southeast Alaska biologists had a rare opportunity to watch the hatching of thousands of market squid eggs.