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What will happen next? This juvenile, hatched in Canada about seven months ago, is foraging with mom and dad on the Texas wintering grounds. One of the adults has just caught a blue crab. These clawed creatures are not so easy to eat! In today's update, you'll discover more about how cranes manage to eat them and pass the lesson to their young. Most important, you'll learn why blue crabs in winter are essential to the survival of this endangered species.

Image: Laura Erickson
A crane family forages for blue crabs at Aansas NWR in Texas.