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Exposure Study in FishSens Magazine

  • Friday, 11 December 2015 11:29

Years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists around the Gulf of Mexico are still working to understand the effects that it had on the area’s ecosystem. These efforts include investigations zeroing in on impacts to the Gulf’s fish species.

One such study, led by the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida, is looking at three fish species from the Gulf: redfish, southern flounder and pompano. Each of the species hails from a different type of habitat, making it possible for those investigating to have findings that will be applicable to fish all across the region.

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