Congratulations Dr. Yadong Wang!

We are extremely proud to introduce you to Dr. Yadong Wang! On August 13th, Dr. Wang successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation entitled “The Physiological and Molecular Mechanisms of Nitrogen Excretion in the Early Life Stages of Mahi-Mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) and Zebrafish (Danio rerio).  It has been an honor to work with her and be a part … Continued

Dr. Paris on The Science of Dispersants – GulfCast Ep. 32

Originally recorded in 2017, and recently reshared, one of RECOVER’s co-PIs Dr. Claire Paris from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School spoke with the Dispatches from the Gulf podcast “GulfCast” on an episode discussing the research being conducted by Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative scientists on the use of dispersants during the Deepwater Horizon oil … Continued

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

RECOVER featured in Florida Sport Fishing

If you have seen the newsstands as of late, you may have noticed RECOVER! In the May/June edition of Florida Sport Fishing magazine, RECOVER lead PI Dr. Martin Grosell and University of Miami Rosenstiel School Ph.D. student Lela Schlenker, contributed to the magazine’s editorial section. Dr. Grosell and Lela co-authored a feature where they discuss … Continued

Deepwater Horizon: Nine Years Later

On the ninth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, we reflect on our research that stemmed from the largest and longest marine oil spill disaster to date, that resulted in approximately 4 million barrels of crude oil in the Northern Gulf of Mexico over 87 days. This event soiled thousands of miles of coastline … Continued

RECOVER represents at the University of North Texas’ Biology Graduate Student Association’s Research Day

Two days filled with the latest biologic research and presentations were celebrated during the University of North Texas’ 16th annual Biology Graduate Student Association Research Day. Throughout this event, graduate students within various University of North Texas biology programs presented and communicated their areas of research and current work with fellow students, professors and staff. … Continued