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NOAA Photo Library Image - fizh2053

The male blue crab cradles his legs around the female and carries her about with him for 2 or 3 days before and after mating. At this time they are known to watermen as "doublers" or "buck and rider."

Image ID: fizh2053, NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Photographer: G. H. Rees BCF
Credit: NOAA Central Library Historical Fisheries Collection

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