OTTAWA, Sept. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Parks Canada has some interesting news from Kejimkujik National Park Seaside: blue crabs may be an unexpected natural solution to the invasive green crab species in Atlantic Canada's coastal ecosystem. Blue crabs have been found recently in the Little Port Joli and St. Catherine's River waterways.
Parks Canada's team of ecologists first detected the blue crab in 2013 and have since caught and marked more than 190, observed in all stages of life, including berried females (with eggs). Blue crabs have been seen feeding on green crab.
We are offering you an opportunity to develop an original story that should interest your audience: On September 24, media are invited to join Chris McCarthy, Parks Canada ecologist, on a field trip to observe the Atlantic blue crab and see monitoring programs in action.
Through the monitoring program at Kejimkujik, Parks Canada is supporting Canada's National Conservation Plan (NCP) by taking practical action to restore Canada's ecosystems and contribute to the conservation of Canada's lands and waters.
Please note that visual support materials are available upon request.
SOURCE: Parks Canada
For further information: To obtain more information or to schedule your visit, please contact Lyndin Kane, at 902-426-1553 or at [email protected]