Monday, January 24, 2011

Virus Found to Cause Soft Crab Deaths

A virus has been found in soft crab shedding operation that spreads rapidly between crabs, and kills them rapidly, likely the major cause for high mortality in crab shedding operations around the bay.

Seeing as it's even less likely that crabs in the bay can be vaccinated against this virus, than the plague of deer on land can be given contraceptives, this strongly suggests that crab shed operations should focus on means of isolating the crabs from one another and providing virus free water for shedding.

mmmm, soft crab sandwich.....

No comments:

Post a Comment