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Super-sized blue crabs result of pollution in Chesapeake Bay

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It's a case where bigger isn't always better.

The Washington Post is reporting that blue crabs are becoming bulkier due to the pollution from power plants, factories and vehicles.

That could set off a major problem in the Chesapeake Bay, here crabs eat oysters.

The same carbon that crabs absorb to grow bigger is also stunting the growth of oysters.

Scientists think the super-sizing of the blue crabs over the next 75 to 100-years could throw off the food chain in the Chesapeake.

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