Blue Crab On The Gulf Coast

Blue Crab walking in wet sand.
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We often assume that an oil spill means instant death or long-term harm to all animals in the area. But things are rarely that simple, and wildlife can be surprisingly resilient. GoMRI researchers found that blue crab populations have actually grown since the oil spill. But why? Find out more at the full slideshow.