The DEEP and Connecticut Sea Grant today confirmed that a juvenile Chinese mitten crab has been found in Connecticut waters. In late June, the crab was collected from the Mianus Pond fishway on the Mianus River in Greenwich by Joe Cassone, Conservation Assistant for the Town of Greenwich Conservation Commission. The crab was first delivered to DEEP’s Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme, and following examination by DEEP and CT Sea Grant biologists, sent to the Marine Invasion Research Lab of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center for a confirmation of the initial identification.
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