Hester update-Crabs have moved in!

A cohort of newly recruited crabs have moved into the Hester marshes. When visiting the site you can see crab burrows of migrant adults (indicative by the size of the individuals and the burrow sizes) and in the small branching tidal creeks small burrows blanket the shallow creeks.

Now we see many crab burrows in the Hester tidal creeks.
& so we are beginning to set up our crab exclusion experiment to track the effect of crabs on virgin salt marsh