Study of Effects of Oil on Fish Begins at Mote Marine Laboratory

Dr. Dana Wetzel shows off one of the fish tanks used in the experiments (Credit: Steve Newborn WUSF News)

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Dr. Dana Wetzel shows off one of the fish tanks used in the experiments
(Credit: Steve Newborn WUSF News)

The next phase in a multi-year study to look at the effect oil has on fish will begin Wednesday at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota.

(From WUSF / by Steve Newborn) — WUSF’s Steve Newborn talks with two scientists who are involved in the study, Dana Wetzel of Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota and Ben Prueitt of the C-IMAGE research consortium.

The study could have lasting impacts on our knowledge of how oil and dispersants used during the BP spill affects life in the Gulf of Mexico.

Read the full article here: http://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/study-effects-oil-fish-begins-mote-marine-laboratory#stream/0

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