An invasive species to the Connecticut coastal area, Japanese Shore crabs inhabit the rocky shore habitat. Under the guidance of environmental educator Celia Lewis, CELC students collected crabs, sorted the males and females, and counted the number and variety of species. There were 53 males and 19 females, all of the same species, Japanese Shore crabs! None of the indigenous variety were present in this location. Environmental scientists continue to monitor this situation, as will the CELCers!