New Reference Book
The Blue Crab: Callinectes sapidus
Victor S. Kennedy and
L. Eugene Cronin, editors
Published by Maryland Sea Grant
An essential resource for researchers, students, and managers, this book is the first truly comprehensive reference work on the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus. The 800-page, hard cover, 8-1/2 x 11 volume contains hundreds of drawings and photographs (some in color), plus subject and species indexes. Chapters cover systematics; anatomy of larval, juvenile, and adult stages; molting and growth; reproduction; diseases and parasites; physiology; ecology of all life history stages; history of blue crab fisheries in the U.S.; and population dynamics. To order a copy of the book, which sells for $125.00, visit the web at: www.mdsg.umd.edu/store/BC/ or call 301.405.6376. Copies will ship in late April 2007.