Dungeness Crabs

Introduction The Dungeness crab gets its name from the town of Dungeness, Washington where the first commercial harvesting of the crab was done. These sweet-tasting suckers dominate the West Coast living in the Pacific Ocean from southern California all the way to even Alaska. These crabs are so famous on the West Coast that the Oregon State Legislature named the Dungeness crab as the state crustacean in 2009. What do they look like? Dungeness crabs have dark, brownish, purple-ish carapaces with tan, almost orangey pincers and limbs. Also, the have light speckles and…continue reading →