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Article Title

Movement and Habitat Selection in Tagged Rock Crabs {Cancer antennarius) in Intertidal Channels at James V. Fitzgerald Marine Life Refuge, California

Volume

89

Issue

1

First Page

10

Last Page

18

Abstract

From November 1987 to February 1989, 387 rock crabs (Cancer an- tennarius) were tagged in three intertidal channels at James V. Fitzgerald Marine Life Refuge. Searches for crabs were conducted in the channels during low tides at least monthly. Seventy-nine crabs were resighted alive, 70 of these within one month of tagging. The other nine were resighted at two to nine months after tagging. Seven were resighted more than once. All were resighted in the channels in which they were tagged. Twelve were found dead, all within a short distance of the channels.