Bycatch: Pear Whelk

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Bycatch: Pear Whelk

We catch the pear whelk, Busycotpus spiratus, in blue crab traps, but not stone crab traps.


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FWC Facts:
Just like fish, blue crabs use gills to breathe. But unlike fish, blue crabs can survive out of water for over 24 hours, as long as their gills are kept moist.

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