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NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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Red crab
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Stainless steel trays hold leg meat sections of tanner crab at the Point Chehalis Packers plant.
Alaska, Cordova 1968 October
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Dungeness crab (Cancer magister)
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Jonah crab. The larger crabs are about 6 inches wide and average about 1 pound with some specimens reaching 1 3/4 pounds.
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Dungeness crab (Cancer magister)
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Artwork. Stone crab (Menippe mercenarius). After Rathbun.
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Cod end of large catch of swimming crabs taken onboard NOAA Ship DAVID STARR JORDAN.
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Dungeness crab (Cancer magister) FWS Fl 550
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Tanner crab is weighed and hauled from the catcher boat in the same operation at the Point Chehalis Packers plant.
Alaska, Cordova 1968 October
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Rock crab (Cancer irroratus)
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Spider crab (Hvas lvratus)
Alaska, Aleutian Islands, Adak, Sweeper Cove
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Red crab (Geryon quinquedens). Red crabs occasionally reach over 2 pounds in weight.
Massachusetts, Woods Hole 1971 March
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Jonah crab (Cancer borealis)
Massachusetts, Woods Hole 1971 circa
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Male crab (Telmessus cheiragonus)
Alaska, Aleutian Islands, Adak, Sweeper Cove
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Sponge crab. A female blue crab with a mass of eggs attached beneath her abdomen, where she carries them until they hatch. The so-called "sponge" may contain up to 2 million eggs.
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Dungeness crab
Washington , Seattle 1947 April 8
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Artwork. Crab pot. This cubicle trap has four openings, or funnels inward. There are two compartments, and in the lower one is a bait holding device. The upper one is a holding chamber. FWS BCF FL 550.
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Artwork. Sketch of a typical Maryland trotline being fished. Shows the anchored and buoyed line, with baits in place, passing over the roller on the side of the boat. The fisherman dip-nets the crabs as they are brought to the surface. (After Cargo). FWS BCF FL 550.
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Technicians plate count diluting samples taken from Dungeness crab in a study of the keeping quality of seafood.
Alaska, Ketchikan 1960 April
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The stone crab (Menippe mercenaria). FWS BCF FL 550.
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Dungeness crab (Cancer magister) (after Rathbun).
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Walking legs of average sized king crabs taken commercially span three feet. Crabs measuring six feet in leg span have been taken.
Alaska
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Catch of deep-water red crabs, Geryon sp., from 200 fathoms off the Mississippi River Delta.
Louisiana
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Tanner crab
Alaska 1966 May
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Tanner crab
Alaska 1963 September
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The Soviet factory ship KONSTANTIN SUKHANOV with picker boat. A Soviet factory ship of this class is served by 12 boats which set tangle nets in the Bering Sea for king crab, and three net picker boats complete her fleet. Similar class ships are supplied by up to 20 shrimp trawlers in the Gulf of Alaska.
Alaska, Bering Sea 56.4 N 162.8 W 1965 March 23
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Crab meat is inspected and then given a final wash prior to canning at the Point Chehalis Packers.
Alaska, Cordova 1968 October
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Artwork. Subclass Malacostraca, order Decapoda, the rock crab (Cancer irroratus) after Rathbun.
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Subclass Malacostraca, order Decapoda, the Kona crab, (Ranina ranina) after Rees .
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Subclass Malacostraca, order Decapoda, the tanner crab (Chionoectes tanneri) after Rees.
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Subclass Malacostraca, order Decapoda, the deep sea red crab (Geryon quinquedens) after Rees.
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The king crab (Paralithodes camschatica)
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Subclass Malacostraca, order Decapoda, the green crab (Carcinus maenas) after Rathbun.
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Posterior view of intact cast shell of female king crab showing opening through which the crab emerges from the old shell.
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Posterior view of king crab showing arrangement of carapace and abdominal segments. (After Marukawa 1933).
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Information gained from recaptures of king crabs marked with a spaghetti tag threaded through the isthmus is used to plot crab movements and to study the extent of intermingling between offshore and inshore populations.
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Male albino king crab captured by crew of the F/V MINNIE B. The rare specimen weighed five and one half pounds and had a carapace of almost seven inches.
Alaska, Kodiak Island 1966 November 12
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King crab with most of legs removed.
Alaska, St. Paul Island
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The king crab of Alaskan waters is highly prized for food. These strange spiderlike crabs crawl about on the ocean floor in cold Arctic waters.
Alaska 1955 circa
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Artwork. King crab by G. T. Sundstrom.
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King crab. This crab was the basis of the artwork by G. T. Sundstrom in the previous image.
Alaska 1958
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Bering Sea king crab caught by the BCF research vessel MILLER FREEMAN. These crab average 7 to 8 pounds.
Alaska, Bering Sea 1969 circa
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Close-up of Alaska king crab captured during FWS 1940 King Crab Expedition.
Alaska
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A container of king crab is unloaded from a catcher boat at the Point Chehalis Packers plant.
Alaska, Cordova 1968 October
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Picking crab meat from blue crab for canning.
North Carolina, Davis 1968 June
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Picking crab meat from blue crab for canning.
North Carolina, Davis 1968 June
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Picking crab meat from blue crab for canning.
North Carolina, Davis 1968 June
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Picking crab meat from blue crab for canning.
North Carolina, Davis 1968 June
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Picking crab meat from blue crab for canning.
North Carolina, Davis 1968 June
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Picking crab meat from blue crab for canning.
North Carolina, Davis 1968 June

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