UL Lafayette post-doctoral researcher Bree Yednock examines a juvenile blue crab in the LUMCON laboratory with student Susan Chiasson. (Photo credit: Joe Neigel)

Blue Crab Detectives Delve into Post-Spill Mystery

When Dr. Joe Neigel of the University of Louisiana Lafayette and Dr. Caz Taylor of Tulane University began examining data on the number of blue crabs in the northern Gulf of Mexico one year after the worst oil spill in history, they were expecting to see a reduction in the crab population.

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