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Blue Crabs – Identification
Sally — CANNOT HARVEST
An immature (adolescent) female blue crab, known as a Sally or She-Crab, is easily identified as having an inverted “V” or triangular shaped apron and red-tipped claws.
Sook — CANNOT HARVEST
A mature (adult) female blue crab, known as a Sook is identified as having an inverted “U” or bell-shaped apron and red-tipped claws.
Jimmy — CAN HARVEST
A mature male blue crab, known as a Jimmy, has a long, narrow, inverted “T” shaped apron and blue-tipped claws.
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