Seadrift Lagoon is a small private community located within the Stinson Beach community of Marin County in Central California. Its seclusion provides the perfect getaway for wealthy San Franciscans and the invasive European green crab, Carcinus maenas. It is believed that Seadrift Lagoon harbors a seedling population of Carcinus maenas capable of spreading these invader along the west coast of the United States and Canada. In 2009, collaborated efforts were made to eradicate this invasive crab from Seadrift Lagoon by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), Portland State University, and the University of California, Davis. This is an assessment of the progression of the project thus far.


Gregory Ruiz

Lab site

Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (RTC)

Funding Acknowledgement

This material is based upon work supported by the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation and by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0952013. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation or the National Science Foundation. This project has also been made possible with support of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. The STAR program is administered by the Cal Poly Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education (CESaME) on behalf of the California State University (CSU).

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Got Crabs!: Estimating Population



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