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Jun 17, 2010 5:18 PM

Henslow's swimming crab

What better way to launch our forum on the seashore than to highlight the news today about the fantastic Henslow's Swimming Crab,  Polybius henslowii which has reached our Northern shores for the first time, it is said as a result of sea tempurature rise.

 

http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/pages/view.asp?page=31097

 

Anyone had any sightings of this yet?

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    Jun 18, 2010 3:50 PM (in response to Blaps)
    Re: Henslow's swimming crab

    Is the arrival of a new species likely to cause harm to the local wildlife?  What does it feed on?  Will population numbers of its prey be affected?

     

    I've heard that when new species arrive in an area, they can endanger the survival of British species.  Will that happen here?

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        Nov 13, 2011 12:46 AM (in response to Blaps)
        Re: Henslow's swimming crab
        This is another species of crab I will be on the look out for. Can anyone suggest where this species can be found - ideally which beach/es, long/lat if possible. Thanks.
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