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NOAA Photo Library Image - fizh2054

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.

Image ID: fizh2054, NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Photographer: G. B. Talbot BCF
Credit: NOAA Central Library Historical Fisheries Collection

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