Grad student Helen Olmi tagging crabs. Photo courtesy of George Jackson.
Tagged females ready to be released.
An ovigerous (egg-bearing) female blue crab. The orange color indicates that the embryos have just started to develop.
Boxes of bait on one of our tagging partners' crab boats.
Setting traps in Terrebonne Bay, LA.
A female crab with mature ovaries (orange crescent visible at the base of the spine).
Grad student Adam Kemberling tagging a crab in Lake Pelto, LA.
TPWD Biologist Tom Wagner holds a tagged crab. Photo courtesy of TPWD.
R/V Acadiana prior to offshore survey and tagging cruise.
Zack Darnell discussed the blue crab tagging project with high school students at LUMCON's Field Marine Science Camp.