RECOVER Publications

Incardona, J.P., L.D. Gardner, T.L. Linbo, T.L. Brown, A.J. Esbaugh, E.M. Mager, J.D. Stieglitz, B.L. French, J.S. Labenia, C.A. Laetz, M. Tagal, C.A. Sloan, A. Elizur, D.D. Benetti, M. Grosell, B.A. Block, and N.L. Scholz. (2014). Deepwater Horizon crude oil impacts the developing hearts of large predatory pelagic fish. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 111(15): E1510 – E1518. doi:

Mager, E.M., A.J. Esbaugh, J.D. Stieglitz, R. Hoenig, C. Bodinier, J.P. Incardona, N.L. Scholz, D.D. Benetti nad M. Grosell (2014). Acute embryonic or juvenile exposure to Deepwater Horizon crude oil impairs the swimming performance of mahi – mahi (Coryphaena hippurus). Environ. Sci. Technol. 48(12): 7053 – 7601. doi: 10.1021/es501628k

Burggren, W., Dubansky, B., Roberts, A., & Alloy, M. (2015). Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill as a Case Study for Interdisciplinary Cooperation within Developmental Biology. World Journal of Engineering and Technology, 3(4C), 7–23.

Esbaugh, A.J., E.M. Mager, J.D. Stieglitz, R. Hoenig, T.L. Brown, B.L. French, T.L. Linbo, C. Lay, H. Forth, N.L. Scholtz, J.P. Incardona, J.M. Morris, D.D. Benetti, and M. Grosell (2016). The effects of weathering and chemical dispersion on Deepwater Horizon crude oil toxicity to mahi – mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) early life stages. Sci. Total Environ. 543: 644 – 651. doi:

Oziolor, E.M., Dubansky, B., Burggren, W.  and Matson, C.W.  (2016)  Cross-resistance in Gulf killifish (Fundulus grandis) populations resistant to dioxin-like compounds. Aquatic Toxicology, 175: 222-231

Joye, S. B., Bracco, A., Özgökmen, T. M., Chanton, J. P., Grosell, M., MacDonald, I. R., et al. (2016). The Gulf of Mexico ecosystem, six years after the Macondo oil well blowout. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 129, 4–19.

Alloy, M., D. Baxter, J. Stieglitz, E. Mager, R. Hoenig, D. Benetti, M. Grosell, J. Oris, and A. Roberts. (2016). Ultraviolet radiation enhances toxicity of Deepwater Horizon oil to mahi – mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) embryos. Environ. Sci. Technol. 50(4): 2011 – 2017. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b05356

Xu, E.G., Mager, E.M., Grosell, M. Pasparakis, C. Schlenker, L.S., Stieglitz, J.D. Benetti, D., Hazard, E.S., Courtney, S. M., Diamante, G., Freitas, J., Hardiman, G., and Schlenk, D. (2016) Time- and oil-dependent transcriptomic and physiological responses to Deepwater Horizon oil in mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) embryos and larvaeEnvironmental Science and Technology, 50(14), 7842–7851.

Stieglitz, J.D., E.M. Mager, R.H. Hoenig, M. Alloy, A.J. Esbaugh, C. Bodinier, D.D. Benetti, A.P. Roberts, M. Grosell. (2016). A novel system for embryo – larval toxicity testing of pelagic fish: Applications for impact assessment of Deeopwater Horizon crude oil. Chemosphere. 162, 261 – 268. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.07.069

Buskey, E., White, H., & Esbaugh, A. (2016). Impact of Oil Spills on Marine Life in the Gulf of Mexico: Effects on Plankton, Nekton, and Deep-Sea Benthos. Oceanography, 29(3), 174–181.

Burggren, W. W., Santin, J.F., & Rojas Antich, M. (2016). Cardio-Respiratory Development in Bird Embryos: New Insights from a Venerable Animal Model. Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia, 45(11) 709 – 728.

Nelson, D., Heuer, R. M., Cox, G. K., Stieglitz, J. D., Hoenig, R., Mager, E. M., Bennett, D., Grosell, M., Crossley, D.A . (2016). Effects of crude oil on in situ cardiac function in young adult mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus). Aquatic Toxicology, 180, 274–281.

Stieglitz, J.D., Mager, E.M., Hoenig, R.H., Benetti, D.D., Grosell, M. (2016) Impacts of Deepwater Horizon crude oil exposure on adult mahi – mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) swim performance. Setac Press. 35, 2613 – 2622. doi: 10.1002/etc.3436

Pasparakis, C., Mager, E. M., Stieglitz, J. D., Benetti, D., & Grosell, M. (2016). Effects of Deepwater Horizon crude oil exposure, temperature and developmental stage on oxygen consumption of embryonic and larval mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus). Aquatic Toxicology, 181, 113–123.

Perrichon, P., Pasparakis, C., Mager, E., Stieglitz, J., Benetti, D., Grosell, M., Burggren, W. (2016). Cardiac morphology and physiology are differentially temperature dependent in developing mahi-mahi, Coryphaena hippurus. Biology Open, pii: bio.025692. doi: 10.1242/bio.025692.

Sweet, L.E., Magnuson, J., Garner, T.R., Alloy, M.M., Stieglitz, J.D., Benetti, D., Grosell, M., and Roberts, A.P. (2017). Exposure to ultraviolet radiation late in development increases the toxicity of oil to mahi-mahi (Corypahena hippurus) embryosEnvironmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 36(6), 1592 – 1598.

Mager, E.M., Pasparakis, C., Schlenker, L.S., Zongli, Y., Bodinier, C., Stieglitz, J.D., Hoenig, R., Morris, J.M., Benetti, D.D., Grosell, M. (2017). Assessment of early life stage mahi – mahi windows of sensitivity during acute exposures to Deepwater Horizon crude oil. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 9999, 1 – 9. doi: 10.1002/etc.3713

Diamante, G., Menjivar-Cervantes, N., Leung, M. S., Volz, D. C., Schlenk, D., (2017) Contribution of G protein-coupled estrogen receptor 1 (GPER) to 17?-estradiol-induced developmental toxicity in zebrafish. Aquatic Toxicology, 186: 180-187

Khursigara, A.J., Perrichon, P., Bautista, N.M., Burggren, W.W. and Esbaugh, A.J. (2017). Cardiac function and survival are affected by crude oil in larval red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus. Science of the Total Environment, 579: 797-804.

Xu, G.E., Mager, E. M., Grosell, M., Hazard, E. S., Hardiman, G., Schlenk, D. (2017) Novel transcriptome assembly and comparative toxicity pathway analysis in mahi-mah (Coryphaena hippurus) embryos and larvae exposed to Deepwater Horizon oil. Nature Scientific Reports, 7: 44546 / DOI: 10.1038/srep44546.

Johansen, J.L., Esbaugh, A.J. (2017) Sustained impairment of cardiorespiratory function and swim performance in a large predatory fish following acute oil exposure to naturally weathered crude oil. Aquatic Toxicology, 187, 82-89.

Diamante, G., Leung, Schlenk, D. (2017). Evaluation of G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER) to 17<beta>-estradiol-induced developmental toxicity in zebrafish. Aquatic Toxicology, 186: 180-187.

Diamante, G., do Amaral E Silva Müller, G., Menjivar-Cervantes, N., Xu, E.G., Volz, D.C., Dias Bainy, A.C., Schlenk, D. (2017). Developmental toxicity of hydroxylated chrysene metabolites in zebrafish embryos, Aquatic Toxicology. 189: 77-86.

Perrichon, P., Grosell, M., Burggren, W. (2017). Heart Performance determination by visualization in larval fishes: influence of alternative models for heart shape and volume. Frontiers in Physiology–Aquatic Physiology, 8:464. doi:10.3389/fphys.2017.00464.

Xu, E.G., Mager, E.M., Grosell, M., Stieglitz, J.D., Hazard, E.S., Hardiman, G., Schlenk, D. (2017). Developmental transcriptomic analyses for mechanistic insights into critical pathways involved in embryogenesis of pelagic mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus). PlosONE, 12(7): e0180454

Johansen, J.L., Allan B.J.M., Rummer J.L., Esbaugh A.J. (2017) Oil exposure disrupts early life-history stages of coral reef fishesNature Ecology Evolution, 1: 1146–1152.

Stieglitz, J. D., Hoenig, R., Kloeblen, S., Tudela, C., Grosell, M., Benetti, D.,  (2017). Capture, transport, prophylaxis, acclimation, and continuous spawning of Mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) in captivity. Aquaculture, 479: 1-6.

Pasparakis, C., Sweet, L.E., Stieglitz, J.D., Benetti, D., Casente, C.T., Roberts, A.P., Grosell, M. (2017). Combined Effects of Oil Exposure, Temperature, and Ultraviolet Radiation on Buoyancy and Oxygen Consumption of Embryonic Mahi – mahi, Coryphaena hippurusAquatic Toxicology, 191, 113 – 121.

Nelson, D., Stieglitz, J.D., Cox, G.K., Heuer, R.M., Benetti, D.D., Grosell, M., Crossley, D.A. (2017). Cardio – respiratory function during exercise in the cobia, Rachycentron canadum: the impact of crude oilComparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C, 201, 58 – 65.

Kloeblen, S., Stieglitz, J.D., Suarez, J., Grosell, M., Benetti, D. (2017) Characterizing egg quality and larval performance from captive mahi – mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) over time. Aquaculture Research, 2017, 1 – 12.

Xu, E.G., Khursigara, A.J., Magnuson, J., Hazard, E.S., Hardiman, G., Esbaugh, A.J., Roberts, A.P., Schlenk, D. (2017). Larval red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) sublethal exposure to weathered Deepwater Horizon crude oil: Developmental and transcriptomic consequences. Environmental Science and Technology, 51(17), 10162 – 10172.

Cox, G.K., Crossley, D.A., Stieglitz, J.D., Heuer, R.M., Benetti, D.D., Grosell, M. (2017). Oil exposure impairs in situ cardiac function in response to ? – adrenergic stimulation in Cobia (Rachycentron canadum)Environmental Science and Technology, 51(24): 14390 – 14396.

Diamante, G., Xu, E.G., Chan, S., Mager, E., Grosell, M. & Schlenk, D. (2017). Differential expression of microRNAs in embryos and larvae of mahi – mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) exposed to Deepwater Horizon oil. Environmental Science and Technology Letters, 4:525 – 525.

Pan, Y.K., Khursigara, A.J., Johansen, J.L., and Esbaugh, A.J. (2017). The effects of oil induced respiratory impairment on two indices of hypoxia tolerance in Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulates)Chemosphere, 200: 143 – 150.

Xu, E., Magnuson, J., Diamante, G., Mager, E., Pasparakis, C.P., Grosell, M., Roberts, A. & Schlenk, D. (2018). Changes in micro – mRNA signatures agree with morphological, physiological, and behavioral changes in larval mahi – mahi treated with Deepwater Horizon oilEnv.Sci.Tech. 52(22), 13501 – 13510.

Pasparakis, C, Wang, Y., Stieglitz, J.D., Benetti, D.D. & Grosell, M. (2018). Embryonic buoyancy control as a mechanism of ultraviolet radiation avoidanceScience of the Total Environment. 651, 3070 – 3078.

Mager, E.M., Pasparakis, C.P., Stieglitz, J.D., Hoenig, R., Morris, J.M., Benetti, D.D. & Grosell, M. (2018). Combined effects of hypoxia or elevated temperature and Deepwater Horizon crude oil exposure on juvenile mahi – mahi swimming performance. Mar.Env.Res. 139: 129 – 135.

Perrichon, P., Mager, E.M., Pasparakis, C., Stieglitz, J.D., Benetti, D.D., Grosell, M., Burggren, W.W. (2018). Interactive effects of elevated temperature and Deepwater Horizon oil exposure on the cardiac performance of larval mahi – mahi, Coryphaena hippurusPloS One. 13(10): e0203949. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0203949.

Kloeblen, S., Stieglitz, J.D., Suarez, J., Grosell, M., Benetti, D. (2018). Characterizing egg quality and larval performance from captive mahi – mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) over timeAquaculture Research. 2018, 1- 12.

Stieglitz, J.D., Benetti, D.D., Grosell, M. (2018). Nutritional Physiology of Mahi – mahi (Coryphaena hippurus): Postprandial Metabolism of Different Diets and Metabolic Impacts on Swim Performance. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 215: 28 – 34.



The RECOVER team is hard at work determine the effects of crude oil on fish in the Gulf of Mexico. Publications will appear here as they are submitted and accepted