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The Impact of Crude Oil and the Dispersant Corexit on Three Key Gulf of Mexico Invertebrate Species

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Florida Atlantic University


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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative GoMRI Grant Program


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Environmental Research

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Project Description

The Gulf of Mexico is a major source for the U.S. seafood industry. The impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the seafood industry has already been felt in many regions of the Gulf, not only with respect to mortality of important commercial species, but also due to closures of fishing grounds and oyster beds in anticipation of the potential health impacts on fisherman working in contaminated areas and on consumers of contaminated seafood.


Susan Laramore
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