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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-15-10 01:23 AM
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Chesapeake Bay crabs are making a big comeback!
And now for something completely different: good news about the Chesapeake Bay.

The Chesapeake's blue crabs, in decline for a decade, are in the middle of an extraordinary comeback, officials in Maryland and Virginia said Wednesday. The estuary's crab population has more than doubled in two years, they said, reaching its highest level since 1997.

The chief reason, officials said, is a set of limits placed on the crab harvest in 2008. These were aimed at protecting more female crabs, which can produce millions of baby crabs apiece -- but not if they're turned into she-crab soup first.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-15-10 11:26 AM
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1. Good. More proof that O'Malley is a superior governor to Ehrlich
The Bay noticeably declined under the Ehrlich administration. Hope this is brought up over and over in the upcoming campaign
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 07:46 PM
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3. This will make an excellent talking point in favor of O'Malley.
Dem or rep, we do love our crabs....
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RavensChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 03:56 PM
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2. Good!
I know they're gonna cost more, but if you got a hankering for crabs, break the piggy bank and dig in!! Besides, the industry needs a little boost.

Actually, this should give Marylanders all the more reason to keep O'Malley in office. At least he's doing something!
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toadzilla Donating Member (814 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-25-10 02:07 PM
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4. shellfish are becoming more plentiful worldwide as populations of larger fish are destroyed
It's a good time to be at the bottom of the food chain!
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MyNameGoesHere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-26-10 01:43 PM
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5. Umm come to papa
I am craving crabs like you couldn't believe

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