“Worlds can be found
by a child and an adult
bending down and looking together
under the grass stems
or at the skittering crabs in a tidal pool.”
— Mary Catherine Bateson
“Worse, I have to admit to feeling the jealousy of one crab for another that has managed to climb out of the barrel.” — Richard Russo
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With a scientific name (Callintectes sapidus) that translates as “Savory beautiful swimmer”, these prized ten-legged blue crabs are known for their sweet, tender meat as well as their sapphire-tinted claws. Their rear fifth pair of legs act like paddles, making them excellent and rapid swimmers.
Blue Crab, Meigs Point Nature Center, Hammonasset Beach State Park — Photo by Jan Logozzo
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🙂 🙂 🙂 I love the first quote! So true!