Skagit Green Crab Molt Search Training

June 15, 2024

Learn how to keep an eye out for invasive European green crabs by participating in a new community science project called Molt Search, run by Washington Sea Grant's Crab Team & WSU Extension.

At this Molt Search training event . . .

you'll be guided through the systematic Molt Search protocol for collecting crab molts and submitting your finds through MyCoast. You'll also learn about this new invasive and what's being done about it, as well as how to identify native and European green crabs.

When: June 15th 10:30am

Where: The Stevens Center at Padilla Bay Reserve
What: Free, hands-on training and practice of Molt Search protocols, crab ID, and green crab basics

Registration is required. Register here.

Registered attendees will receive an email ahead of the event with more specifics. Please dress for the weather, wear good walking shoes, and bring a bag or other container to collect molts in.

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Email with questions!

This training is sponsored by:

  • Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Northwest Straits Commission
  • Skagit Marine Resources Committee
  • Washington Sea Grant
  • Washington State University Extension



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