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By adamg - 3/15/24 - 2:17 pm
Map showing Wedge where feds wanted to restrict lobstering

Map showing the "Wedge" in the Massachusetts Restricted Area off Boston Harbor.

A federal judge ruled yesterday that Massachusetts lobster trappers can continue to set pots for lobsters and Jonah crabs in a briny area just outside Boston Harbor, where federal officials had tried to stop them between February and April in a bid to keep endangered right whales migrating northward from the Cape from getting snared in their lines. Read more.

By David Samuel Johnson - 12/30/23 - 10:19 am
Male fiddler crabs are small, with one oversized claw

Male fiddler crabs are small, with one oversized claw. Photo by David Samuel Johnson.

Nine years ago, I stood on the muddy banks of the Great Marsh, a salt marsh an hour north of Boston, and pulled a thumb-sized crab with an absurdly large claw out of a burrow. I was looking at a fiddler crab – a species that wasn't supposed to be north of Cape Cod, let alone north of Boston.

As it turned out, the marsh I was standing in would never be the same. I was witnessing climate change in action. Read more.

By adamg - 7/5/10 - 10:28 am

Seagull vs. crab at Pleasure Bay.

By adamg - 4/30/08 - 9:56 am

Scuttling crab in Dorchester Bay, right off UMass-Boston:

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