Wednesday 21 March 2018

The Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of the Gulf Ecosystem

A tale of two Gulf spills: A research consortium of 19 institutions from 5 countries studying the impacts of oil spills on the Gulf of Mexico.

Injection Studies Begin

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Our Ecotoxicology Study is a collaboration between MOTE Marine Laboratory, Wageningen University, University of West Florida, and USF-College of Marine Science looking at the toxicity of oil in Gulf fishes using samples collected in situ and in the exposure experiments. We are looking at the sublethal impacts of oil PAH exposure and investigating the role of habitat and diet in the exposure matrix. These exposure studies are new to C-IMAGE II and focus on the exposure of fish to varying levels of non-lethal oil exposure and monitor physiological and behavioral changes over time. The initial injections began July 6th, 2015. To aid in the collection of exposure data, MOTE has developed a data repository to organize their findings. This data repository is for C-IMAGE personnel only. Contact Ben Prueitt for access to the data portal.