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1. The blue crab, while a favorite of Marylanders, is actually widespread along the North American coast ranging from as far north as Massachusetts to as far south and west as Texas. What area produces over 50% of the blue crab harvest every year?
2. The Latin name for the blue crab is "Callinectes sapidus", which means what?
3. Which is not a term for an edible crab?
4. How big was the largest recorded blue crab from Maryland from tip to tip of its shell?
5. What does it mean if there is a pink dot on the back fin of a crab?
6. Female crabs cannot mate with their shells on; they must wait until just after molting.
7. Old Bay has been a Maryland staple for almost as long as crabs have been. The unique blend of spices is added to steamed crabs during and after cooking. Which spice is NOT found in Old Bay?
8. How many appendages does a normal blue crab have, including claws and backfins?
9. How are male blue crabs (jimmies) and female blue crabs (sooks) identified?
10. How do blue crabs spend their winter?
Source: Author Scoob44
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