I’ll keep this quick

It’s my third lab notebook post of the day, so definitely want to be brief with all this! But basically, I’m taking over the Bitter Crab blog from Grace! I’ve got a bunch of vague ideas for where to go from here, with the goal of keeping it generally outreach-y rather than getting too tied up in what’s happening in the lab. After all, if people want that, they can just come here!

I also already wrote my first blog post - on snow and Tanner crab hybridization!

Anyways, this is largely to mark that a) I’m managing the blog now, and b) to just put down some ideas I had for future articles to write. They’re generally Tanner- or Hematodinium-centric, but branch out a bit into some other Alaskan crab fisheries. They are as follows:

  • Tanner crab fisheries (Bering Sea, Kodiak, SE)
  • Tanner crab mating behavior
  • Chionoecetes species in the north Pacific
  • History of Tanner crab as a resource
  • Tanner crab processing
  • History of Hematodinium
  • Traditional methods of catching Alaskan crabs
  • Hematodinium distribution and speciation
  • Description of the St. Matthew Island blue king crab survey
  • Other fisheries impacted by Hematodinium
  • General overview of some other Alaskan crab fisheries
  • Rhizocephalan barnacles
  • Black mat disease
  • The NOAA trawl survey and its history
  • Snow crab north of the Bering Strait
  • Rickettsia-like organisms and potential emerging diseases
  • Tanner crabs and molting
  • What is a “true crab”
  • Red Queen hypothesis

I might also expand it a bit to some other fun marine resource things!

  • Long Island Sound lobster fishery collapse
  • Green crab invasion history
  • Salmon weirs