Search This Blog

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Fish Embryos Reveal that Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Still Lingers

After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, crude oil toxicity continued to sicken a sentinel Gulf Coast fish species for at least a year or more, new research shows.The researchers found that Gulf of Mexico killifish embryos exposed to sediments from oiled locations in 2010 and 2011 show developmental abnormalities, including heart defects, delayed hatching, and reduced hatching success.Killifish exposed to sediments from oiled sites affected by the Deepwater Horizon spill continue to show health defects, three years after the spill. (Credit: Andrew…Read more...http://oilprice.com/The-Environment/Oil-Spills/Fish-Embryos-Reveal-that-Gulf-of-Mexico-Oil-Spill-Still-Lingers.html

No comments:

Post a Comment