Environment News: Oil Inside Gulf Crabs May Be Shed
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Oil Inside Gulf Crabs May Be Shed
September 8, 2010—Blue crab larvae, collected in the Gulf of Mexico near the BP oil spill, have been found to have oil droplets inside their shells. But scientists say the oil may leave the crabs when they grow and molt.