Study Finds Slick Oil Has Greater Impact than Source Oil on Fish Development

Original Story by Nilde Maggie Dannreuther and Stephanie Ellis For questions, comments or more information contact maggied@ngi.msstate.edu Scientists analyzed effects from non-weathered source oil (collected directly over the Deepwater Horizon wellhead) and weathered slick oil (collected from surface skimming) on the microRNAs of mahi-mahi embryos. MicroRNAs play a key role in regulating gene expression of messenger RNAs … Continued

Study Finds Oil Exposure Reduces Cardiorespiratory Function in Cobia Fish

Original Story by Nilde Maggie Dannreuther and Stephanie Ellis For questions, comments, or more information contact maggied@ngi.msstate.edu Researchers conducted swim tests on Gulf of Mexico Cobia fish to investigate potential impacts from oil exposure. Compared to control fish, oil-exposed fish had a 36% lower stroke rate (volume of blood pumped per heartbeat) and an 18% … Continued

A Treadmill for Fish – A Dispatches from the Gulf Short

In an initiative created by Dispatches from the Gulf called “50 short”, Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative scientists and researchers are interviewed on multiple topics relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, its impacts and the connection to society, in short videos. Produced in June 2016, RECOVER’s lead PI Dr. Martin Grosell from the University of … Continued