The crabs are attending a baited trap on the seabed. Cancer pagurus and the hermit crab Pagurus prideaux reached the bait within minutes of deployment. Other species attracted to the bait were ling (Molva molva), redfish and asteroids. The white markers are to indicate the size of the organisms and are 10cm apart. C. pagurus were found at a density of 0.01 individuals per metre squared at Lancaster
|Date:||22 August 2009|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods) > Class Malacostraca (Crabs, krill, pill bugs, shrimps, prawns) > Order Decapoda (Crabs, lobsters, prawns, shrimps) > Family Cancridae (rock crabs)|
|Site:||Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster|
North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster
|Latitude:||60 deg 11' 13" N|
|Longitude:||3 deg 51' 18" W|
|Countries:||UK > West of Shetland|
|Project Partners:||Hurricane Exploration (HEX), Senergy, Fugro|
|Deposited By:||Dr Andrew Gates|
|Deposited On:||01 December 2009|
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