The Effects of the Persistent Pollutants, PFOS and PFOA, on the American Horseshoe Crab, Limulus polyphemus
PFAs are frequently identified in waterways, especially those near locations that are known for utilizing fire-fighting foams. This project looked at the effects of the common PFAs, PFOS and PFOA, on the American Horseshoe Crab, Limulus polyphemus. These horseshoe crabs underwent an acute exposure to PFAs and their locomotor activity was tracked over the course of three weeks. The effects on endogenous rhythm and distance moved are shown here.