Derelict Blue Crab Trap (image) NOAA Headquarters Caption Traps degrade the longer they are in the water. A derelict blue crab trap is fouled after five months in the Chesapeake Bay. Credit NOAA Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.