The Search for Zombie Crabs: The 2015 Chesapeake Bay Parasite Project

This is a guest post by Monaca Noble, a biologist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s Marina Invasions Laboratory. For the last 10 years, Dr. Noble has worked on issues related to the transport of marine species in ballast water and the introduced parasite Loxothylacus panopaei.

This June, 49 enthusiastic volunteers came out to search for zombie crabs in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay. Together they searched through shells from 52 crab collectors distributed throughout the Chesape

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