Smithsonian Highlights Oil Spill Research on Mahi Mahi
– JUNE 13, 2017
The Smithsonian recently published an article about research, funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI), that investigates oil spill impacts on different life stages of mahi mahi. Highlights include what is involved in conducting this cutting-edge research, what is being discovered about mahi mahi that is not oil-spill related, and the multiple scientific perspectives that help develop a comprehensive understanding of these important fish.
Read the article From Larvae to Adults – Finding Impacts of an Oil Spill on Mahi Mahi to find out the interesting techniques and discoveries that make this research so exciting!
To learn more about the research mentioned here, check out these articles:
- Getting to the Heart of Oil Spill Impacts on Gulf Fish
- Study Suggests Wider Range of Mahi-Mahi’s Genetic Responses to Oil Exposure
- Grad Student Diamante Investigates How PAHs Affect Fish Development
- Grad Student Pasparakis Looks to Fish Embryos for Long-Term Oil Spill Answers
- Virtual Lab Creates More “Wow” Moments in Science Discovery
GoMRI and the Smithsonian have a partnership to enhance oil spill science content on the Ocean Portal website.
This research was made possible in part by a grant from BP/The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) to the Relationships of Effects of Cardiac Outcomes in fish for Validation of Ecological Risk (RECOVER) consortium.
The GoMRI is a 10-year independent research program established to study the effect, and the potential associated impact, of hydrocarbon releases on the environment and public health, as well as to develop improved spill mitigation, oil detection, characterization and remediation technologies. An independent and academic 20-member Research Board makes the funding and research direction decisions to ensure the intellectual quality, effectiveness and academic independence of the GoMRI research. All research data, findings and publications will be made publicly available. The program was established through a $500 million financial commitment from BP. For more information, visit https://gulfresearchinitiative.org/.
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