Photo by the research consortium RECOVER (Relationships of Effects of Cardiac Outcomes in fish for Validation of Ecological Risk).

Smithsonian Highlights Research Showing How Fish Get Risky Around Oil

The Smithsonian recently published an article that included research, funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI), that investigated the behavior of fish larvae around oil. The referenced study is of particular interest because the amount of oil used in exposure experiments were at levels recorded in industrialized sections of tropical coral reefs worldwide.