A mahi is loaded into a recovery tank after tagging. (Provided by RECOVER)

Video Shows New Research Tactics for Mahi-Mahi Tagging

Data and pictures from before and after a disaster help us understand the impacts of an event; however, the “before” is not always available. Researchers with the RECOVER consortium have found through oil-exposure laboratory studies that the Deepwater Horizon incident may have negatively affected mahi-mahi’s heart function, vision, and swim performance.

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Sheepshead minnow. Photo credit: C. Filosa

Study Finds Different Avoidance Behaviors in Estuarine Fish to Oiled Sediment

A Louisiana State University researcher conducted laboratory experiments to learn how estuarine fish behave around sediments containing varying concentrations of weathered and fresh oil. He observed that fish exhibited a stronger avoidance response to medium and high concentrations of fresh oil compared to low concentrations and observed no significant avoidance of any weathered oil concentrations.

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Sea Grant Publication Summarizes Where Deepwater Horizon Oil Went

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) is pleased to announce a new Sea Grant informational publication that discusses the locations where approximate amounts of oil went after the Deepwater Horizon spill. The publication Deepwater Horizon: Where did the oil go? summarizes what researchers have discovered about where the spilled oil traveled and what processes carried it along its path.

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