Clams and Crabs

Since 2012, clam landings in Freeport, Maine have declined 70%. One of the reasons for this is the growing invasive green crab population. Although green crabs have been in Maine since at least the 1950s, they are thriving in the warmer waters resulting from global climate change. In addition to decimating the clam population, green crabs are killing shore grasses, leading to coastal erosion. In this video, I follow Freeport clam harvester Chad Coffin for a day. See green crabs up close, and the eroding shoreline. #LivingChange

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