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VIDEO: Crab picking 101

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Steamed or eaten in soup or as a crab cake, the blue crab’s meat is highly prized for its sweetness. That is, if you can get to it.

This video by Jay Fleming shows how to pick a blue crab, step-by-step:

Jay Fleming is a photographer who focuses on the watermen and wildlife of Chesapeake Bay. You can read about his book, Working the Water, in the Soundings February 2017 issue. 

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VIDEO: Working The Water

If you’re a regular reader of Soundings, chances are you’ve seen Chesapeake Bay photographer Jay Fleming’s work. Always willing to go to the extreme to get the best shots, Fleming uses scuba gear, kayaks and a custom fiberglass skiff to get as close as possible to his subjects.