DWH damage assessment on marine species - Toxicity of petroleum hydrocarbons (PAHs) to fish early life stages

Metadata Updated: February 7, 2018

The Ecotox Program is at the forefront, nationally and internationally, of targeted research to characterize the impacts of petroleum hydrocarbons on NOAA trust resources, particularly fish early life stages. This work is extending lessons learned from the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, through the Cosco Busan spill in San Francisco Bay, to an array of current and intensive activities associated with the Deepwater Horizon natural resource damage assessment in the Gulf of Mexico. This research has been particularly influential in recent years (PNAS papers in 2011 and 2012), with major Deepwater papers forthcoming in 2012 and 2013. Funding has come from NOS/ORR, the Oiled Wildlife Care Network, the Prince William Sound Regional Citizen's Advisory Council, the San Francisco Estuary Institute, and other sources. Ecotox is currently developing new tools to assess PAH exposure and toxicity in fish and other animals, with national applicability - e.g., in advance of anticipated oil drilling in the Arctic, beginning in the summer of 2012. Ongoing NRDA study of the effects of the 2011 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This work supports NOAAs Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program (DARRP).

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Metadata Date April 5, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2018
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Metadata Date April 5, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2018
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Responsible Party (); Northwest Fisheries Science Center (Point of Contact, Custodian)
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