Dungeness crab is a valuable species throughout the national marine sanctuaries of the West Coast from Washington state to throughout California. This communication toolkit is designed for educators and communicators to use to teach others about the impact of ocean acidification on Dungeness crab.
The toolkit includes: fact sheet; infographic; PowerPoint slideshow with script; reference list; resource list; public domain video B-roll; and public domain images.
This document provides a list of websites and other resources related to Dungeness crab and ocean acidification.
B-roll footage sequence includes: Dungeness crab commonly inhabits the U.S. West Coast (0:20); Crabs eat mussels and other bivalves off the ocean floor (0:59); Dungeness crab is one of the most highly valued fisheries on the West Coast (1:30); Crab populations are surveyed to determine when to open and close season (2:05); Crabs are measured, sized, and checked for mating (2:52); Concern for ocean acidification effects on Dungeness crabs (3:30); NOAA scientists research ocean acidification effects on crab larvae (3:47); Larvae collected from traps in Puget Sounds (4:07); Crab larvae held in situ for ocean acidification experiments (4:53); CO2 levels monitored by MOATS (5:53); Crabs fed every three days (6:22); Crab development is tracked (6:42); Scientists document growth (6:59); Molting at different stages (7:09); Megalopa and juvenile stages, close up (7:37); end.
Download high-resolution public domain photos that can be used to communicate about ocean acidification research on Dungeness crab conducted by NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Click each photo to enlarge and then right click to "save as" to your computer. Please ensure that you use proper captions and photo credit with each photo.
This Ocean Acidification Communication Toolkit: Dungeness Crab Case Study was created and assembled by the National marine sanctuaries of the West Coast’s education team and NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center with support from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program.