San Francisco’s love affair with Dungeness crab grows more toxic


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According to a study published in the journal Harmful Algae, two EOS Center scientists...

Dr. William Cochlan and (his former graduate student) Regina Radan, (currently finishing her PhD at UC Santa Cruz) discovered that forms of nitrogen - primarily those found in wastewater effluent and agricultural runoff - make some harmful microalgae much more toxic. Their results, demonstrate why Dungeness crabs and other marine life could become increasingly more toxic in coastal waters particularly as coastal seas become acidic and anoxic… Learn more about the study.

Read the related news article in the San Francisco Examiner, February 14, 2018