Students from the accelerated science classes at the James F. Doughty School returned to Moose Point State Park this week. The students were on a mission to find crabs. The students were on the lookout for native rock crabs and Jonah crabs as well as invasive Green and Asian shore crabs. After choosing a 10 meter x 2 meter spot to hunt for the crabs in the intertidal zone, students utilized the timed transect method and searched for 20 minutes in their transects for the crabs. Once the time ended and all the crabs were in the buckets, students used reference sheets to determine the type of crab that was caught. Students caught 360 crabs and they were all green crabs. The accelerated science classes from JFDS have been going to Moose Point State Park for 11 years and we have always found green crabs. The students will be posting the results of the 2016 crab trip to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s website for Citizen Scientists, Vital Signs.