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Tue, 18th Feb 2014

How oil spills affect Tuna

Barbara Block, Stanford University and Nathaniel Scholz, NOAA Fisheries

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Back to Chicago where it seems they’ve got more news than even snow at the moment! Yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares

One of the papers announced at the conference earlier this week, investigated the effect of crude oil in tuna fish embryos and specifically how it could impact their hearts. Researchers hoped that this work could explain how large oil spills such as the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010 impact spawning sites.  

Chris Smith spoke to Barbara Block from Stanford University and Nathaniel Scholz from NOAA Fisheries

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