Hopefully this is the beginning of a positive trend!

"According to an annual study conducted by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science, the population of the Chesapeake Bay’s famed blue crabs is booming, with nearly 600 million adults and juveniles estimated to be living in the bay’s waters in 2019.

That’s a staggering leap from just a year ago, when the number of crabs weighed in at just 371 million, according to this piece in Coastal Living.