Assessment of the Deepwater Horizon Spill on Oyster Survival & Growth


In response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, we began a long-term program to assess the seasonal effects of the spill upon oyster survival, growth, contamination and other biological responses. Multiple sites along the coast were monitored, in anticipation of varying degrees of impacts. These results will be put into a larger context by comparing these to our long-term monitoring at sites along the Alabama coast. This program provided quantitative, statistically meaningful assessment of differences among sites.


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