A total of 392 adult female blue crabs were tagged at four different points in the Chincoteague Bay area from 31 July to 7 September 1953. Over a period including June 1954, about 25% were recaptured, mostly to the south of the release points. Only three had moved northward, and only two were recaptured outside the area; one in Delaware Bay and one at Oyster, Virginia. Factors that may influence their movements and some ecological considerations are discussed.