AUG 22 2010

Fiddler Crabs as Pollution Markers after Oil Spills

Deepwater Horizon, Environment, Fiddler crab, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Image via WikipediaIn 1969, the oil barge Florida ran aground in Massachusetts, and it released approximately 200 thousand gallons of fuel into Cape Cods’ Buzzards Bay. The spill killed many fish and lobsters, damaged sensitive oyster and clam beds, and devastated the local marshlands. Today, signs of the disaster remain.  In particular, fiddler crabs that…

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