Wildlife

Emergency services deployed on Washington coast to combat invasive European green crabs

A European green crab. Credit: Emily Grason, Washington Sea Grant/NOAAOLYMPIA, Wash. — Emergency services are being deployed on the Washington Coast in the Salish Sea to control the population of invasive European green crabs in the area. An Incident Command System (ICS) was also implemented to facilitate statewide coordination between agencies, tribes, and partners. The European green crab (Carcinus maenas)…