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Overharvesting of Blue Crabs Could Decimate East Coast Salt Marshes

"Overharvesting of blue crabs may be triggering a massive die off of salt marshes now in progress across the southeastern United States, warns a new study by two Brown University biologists. The team says without blue crabs to control snail populations, the vegetation that anchors fragile salt marsh habitats is quickly eaten away." (Excerpt from Environmental News Service, Aug. 7, 2002 at )

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