Report: Health defects found in fish exposed to Deepwater Horizon oil spill

“Crude oil toxicity continued to sicken a sentinel Gulf Coast fish species for at least more than a year after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to new findings from a research team that includes a University of California, Davis, scientist.”

Read the media release.

4 thoughts on “Report: Health defects found in fish exposed to Deepwater Horizon oil spill”

  1. “Gulf killifish embryos exposed to sediments from oiled locations in 2010 and 2011 show developmental abnormalities, including heart defects, delayed hatching and reduced hatching success. ”
    What about the same species BEFORE the spill? Is there a statistically robust baseline of data?
    Can the claim be made that “Gulf killifish embryos exposed to sediments from the same oiled locations before the spill show significantly fewer developmental abnormalities, including heart defects, delayed hatching and reduced hatching success,” or is this just another example of detection bias?

  2. “At least more than a year.” O K… Poor writing aside, how have the killfish done since 2011?

  3. “Oil spills are bad. M’kay?” – Mr. Mackey

    These guys got an all expenses paid vacation to New Orleans.

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