The Potential for Mitten Crab Colonization of Estuaries on the West Coast of North America

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Hanson, Erik; Sytsma, Mark
Chinese mitten crab -- Ecology -- West Coast (America); Chinese mitten crab -- Environmental aspects -- West Coast (America); Invasive aquatic organisms -- Environmental aspects; Fresh Water Studies
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Mitten crabs are invasive species that pose a risk to the aquatic environments of the Pacific Northwest and the economic and social activities that depend upon intact aquatic systems. The recent establishment of a large population in the San Francisco Bay and the potential for introductions from California, Asia and Europe pose a significant invasion potential for esturaires and rivers from Catifornia to Alaska.