Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Mating Pair

Blue crabs can only mate when females are soft after a molt. A male will guard a female that is close to molting.


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FWC Facts:
The life expectancy for Gulf sturgeon is 20-42 years. The oldest age documented for a tagged and recaptured Suwannee River Gulf sturgeon is about 27-28 years.

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