Monterey Bay’s pelagic red crab stranding events: the changes warming seawater could bring

The appearance of pelagic red crabs is indicative of the intrusion of southern sub-tropical waters into central California. Their arrival is considered a rare but natural oceanic occurrence rather than a disruption caused by humankind. It gives us, however, a preview of the effects and changes global warming could bring. If the red crabs start showing up more frequently – and they have the last year – they might be an indicator of largely-anthropogenic climate change. … More Monterey Bay’s pelagic red crab stranding events: the changes warming seawater could bring