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Females bulk up on these minuscule crustaceans before migrating to the waters of the southern United States to give birth, and the abundant copepods boosted birth rates, as well as optimism about the whale's future.
That idea has generated some criticism from fishermen who feel they shouldn't be penalized for environmental changes that are harming the crustaceans.
Improving the fire salamander's habitat by reducing water pollution might make the animals more resilient, Pasmans says, and removing invasive crustaceans or fish that prey on larvae could boost populations.
Cholera is caused by a bacterium called Vibrio cholerae, which lives in salty water and lashes itself to the shells of small crustaceans.
The value of the crustaceans has also been high, and consumers and wholesalers have frequently been paying more for them, partly because of increased interest in U.S. lobster from China.
These crustaceans contribute more than $1 billion a year to the state's economy — and contribute to a way of life that goes back generations.
Here’s one to start: Head to the 70th Annual Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland, an hour and 30 minutes north of Portland, cooks and serves nearly 20,000 pounds of the yummy crustaceans.
Part of this is due to tiny crustaceans called copepods, a fatty food source for many of the salmon’s prey, such as herring.
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