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06-14-2005, 08:17 AM
Did anyone else read the article in the Southside Sentinel about the waterman who caught the 1/2 male - 1/2 female crab off Gwynn's Is? Very very rare as it is stated; only the second one (reported) in history. These are called Jooks or Simmies, I believe.......he..he.
06-14-2005, 09:00 AM
Hey Warren I didn't read the artical but saw the pic. Bet that crab confused the Heck out of the big Jimmie Crabs when it red signed and molted. Heard it was donated to Vims or somthing and they were keeping it alive?
06-14-2005, 09:04 AM
Strange. I just heard on the radio this morning there were fish caught in the Potomac that were both male and female
Check out the article titled:
"Something Fishy Is Going on With Bass in the Potomac"
I wonder if these are related events?
06-14-2005, 04:25 PM
its all that pollution and toxins and other crap that we keep pouring into the bay
06-14-2005, 09:34 PM
In the late 70's, caught one in a crabpot that had three claws. One was regular, the other split at the last joint with two distinct sets of pinchers. My little brother made the local paper with it. On another note, some buddies fishing on the Potomac around Nanjemoy creek last month caught a catfish with no eyes or eye sockets.
06-16-2005, 11:02 AM
Does anyone have a link to the article about the crab?
06-16-2005, 01:40 PM
There is also an article / link in the Washington Post posted on the Chesapeake board, I beleive.
06-16-2005, 04:29 PM
See the Sea Gristle post with the unpronouceable name
06-17-2005, 07:16 AM
to see the picture of the crab; you now have to click on the link I provided, scroll down to and click on:
DOWNLOAD THIS WEEKS SENTINEL
SCROLL TO JUNE 16TH ISSUE
CLICK ON IT (section A)
If I were more computer saavy, I would be able to post the picture, maybe, but I am not that computer literate......aye...aye...
06-17-2005, 11:42 AM
Must be something in the water I have heard of people down that way that have the same charateristics[grin][grin][grin][grin]