Photo #1 of 8. Having reached the "buster" molt stage, a Maryland blue crab
, Callinectes sapidus, has begun the process of shedding its shell.
The genus and species mean tasty beautiful swimmer.
Image ID: line0959, NOAA's America's Coastlines Collection
Location: Tangier Island, Virginia
Photo Date: 1999 October 16
Photographer: Mary Hollinger, NODC biologist, NOAA
Category: Coastline/Chesapeake Bay Virginia/
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