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NOAA Photo Library Image - line4166

Underside of adult female blue crab, called sook by watermen. Note also red-tipped claws. Both design of underbody and color of claws differentiate male blue crab from female blue crab.

Image ID: line4166, NOAA's America's Coastlines Collection
Location: Maryland, Chesapeake Bay
Photo Date: 2008 July 20
Photographer: Mary Hollinger, NOAA/NESDIS/NODC (ret.)

Category: Coastline/

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