Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Bycatch: Common Octopus

The octopus, Octopus vulgaris, enters stone crab traps during some years. The octopus may crush and eat all the crabs in a trap.


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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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