Metal Sculpture - Blue Crab w/ Shrimp
The blue crab is so named because of its sapphire-tinted claws. Its shell, or carapace, is actually a mottled brownish color, and mature females have red highlights on the tips of their pincers. Blue crabs are found in brackish coastal lagoons and estuaries from Nova Scotia, through the Gulf of Mexico, and as far south as Uruguay. They feed on almost anything they can get hold of, including mussels, snails, fish, plants, and even carrion and smaller blue crabs. Close relatives of the shrimp, here picture as the prey, and the lobster. These bottom-dwelling omnivores have a prickly disposition and are quick to use their sharp front pincers.