Oil? Spills? and Crabs? Oh my!

Sarah, Anika, and Marco
Bishop O’Dowd High School

How did the 2007 oil spill in the San Francisco bay affect the population of sand crabs in the area? This question is important because sand crabs are significant to beach ecosystems; they are food for many animals, and they are also an indicator species. This means that scientists and researchers can look at sand crabs to determine the health and sustainability of beaches and other marine ecosystems.

Source: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov

Source: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov

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