Dungeness crab

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Dun·ge·ness crab

 (dŭn′jə-nĕs′, -nĭs)
An edible crab (Metacarcinus magister syn. Cancer magister) found along the Pacific coast from Alaska to central California.

[After Dungeness, a town of northwest Washington.]
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Dun′ge•ness crab′

(ˈdʌn dʒəˌnɛs, ˌdʌn dʒəˈnɛs)
a crab, Cancer magister, of North American Pacific coastal waters.
[1920–25; after Dungeness, village in NW Washington]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Dungeness crab - flesh of Cancer magister (Dungeness crab)
Cancer magister, Dungeness crab - small edible crab of Pacific coast of North America
crabmeat, crab - the edible flesh of any of various crabs
2.Dungeness crab - small edible crab of Pacific coast of North AmericaDungeness crab - small edible crab of Pacific coast of North America
crab - decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
genus Cancer, Cancer - type genus of the family Cancridae
Dungeness crab - flesh of Cancer magister (Dungeness crab)
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According to a 2017 University of Washington study, the $220 million Dungeness crab industry "will likely suffer" when ocean waters' ongoing progression makes them acidic enough to kill off the tiny creatures crabs eat.
On the table at Pink Pearl that evening: Steamed Black Cod in preserved vegetables, Basa fillet with garlic and roasted pork hot pot, Pan fried clams in black bean sauce, oysters with ginger and green onion sizzling hot plate, dungeness crab with spicy dry garlic and beef and lettuce fried rice.
Nylander said they only had an order for 50 Dungeness crab pots, which they did not like despite the "Dungeness" in the name.
Menu items at the Cajun-style Royal Crab will include oysters served raw or grilled Louisiana or California style, as well as king crab legs, whole Dungeness crab, shrimp, lobster and clams, all served with a level of spice selected by diners.
The Oregon (U.S.A.) commercial and recreational Dungeness crab (Cancer magister) fisheries were selected for this study because of their high level of discard, and because Oregon fishermen have experience with tagging studies for these crab, which yielded high tag-return rates (Jow, 1965; Snow and Wagner (4); Demory (5); Hildenbrand et al.
Several include Lewis-inspired recipes for dishes such as blackberry cobbler, benne seed wafers, or Dungeness crab chowder with fennel, Jerusalem artichokes, and chives.
KEY WORDS: Dungeness crab, Cancer magister, gene flow, isolation by distance, kinship, microsatellites, population structure
In 2015 alone, the closure led to a decline in value of nearly $100,000,000 for the West Coast Dungeness crab fishery, according to the Fisheries of the U.S.
Erickson says his company does not ship live Dungeness crab because of warmer air and surface water temperatures during the bulk of the Dungeness season, which falls during summer.
The acid is also causing problems on the West Coast in California's Bay Area and may affect the upcoming Dungeness crab season.