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Study Shows Seafood Samples Had No Elevated Contaminant Levels From Oil Spill

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Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010, many people were concerned that seafood was contaminated by either the oil or dispersants used to keep the oil from washing ashore. Ina University of Florida study, all seafood tested so far has shown “remarkably low contaminant levels,” based on FDA standards, and revealed that: • 74 percent of samples were below quantifiable limits; • 23 percent of samples were between 0.1-0.9 parts per billion, and; • 3 percent of samples were between 1.0 and 48 parts per billion.

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Researchers Publish Findings on Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Marine Organisms on the Gulf Coast

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Researchers from FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute have published findings on the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on marine organisms such as oysters, conch, shrimp, corals as well as marine plankton (microalgae or phytoplankton, rotifers or zooplankton), which provide the basis of coastal and oceanic food webs.

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Scientists Develop Mesh That Captures Oil—but Lets Water Through

A mesh with a high-tech coating captures oil while water passes right through. With further development of this technology, the researchers say, "you could potentially catch an oil spill with a net."

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NIH Still Active in Gulf Region Five Years After Oil Spill

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, researchers at the National Institutes of Health are actively working with Gulf region community partners, to learn if any human health problems resulted from the disaster and establish a new research response plan to be better prepared for future disasters.

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Dispersant Used to Clean Deepwater Horizon Spill More Toxic to Corals Than the Oil

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The dispersant used to remediate the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is more toxic to cold-water corals at lower concentrations than the spilled oil, according to a new study that comes on the eve of the spill’s fifth anniversary, April 20th.

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News Alert: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Anniversary Events at the University of Florida

April 20 is the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill, which resulted in the loss of 11 lives and substantial environmental and economic impacts for residents along the Gulf Coast region. In 2011, UF became the lead institution on one of four Deepwater Horizon Research Consortia grants, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

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Study Suggests Oil Dispersant Used in Gulf Oil Spill Causes Lung and Gill Injuries to Humans and Aquatic Animals, Also Identifies Protective Enzyme

New research from UAB suggests that Corexit EC9500A, an oil-dispersal agentl, contributes to damage to epithelium cells within the lungs of humans and gills of marine creatures. The study also identifies an enzyme that is expressed in epithelial cells across species that has protective properties against Corexit-induced damage.

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Study Details Impact of Deepwater Horizon Oil on Beach Microbial Communities

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Using advanced genomic identification techniques, researchers studying the impact of the Deepwater Horizon spill on communities of beach microbes saw a succession of organisms and identified population changes in specific organisms that marked the progress of the oil's breakdown.

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UK's Yeager Part of Team That Finds Missing Deepwater Horizon Oil

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Scientists have been searching for missing oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, also called the BP oil spill, since 2010, and now Kevin Yeager, professor in the UK Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and his research colleagues may have solved the mystery.

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Where Did the Missing Oil Go? New FSU Study Says Some Is Sitting on the Gulf Floor

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A new study led by Florida State University Professor of Oceanography Jeff Chanton finds that some 6 million to 10 million gallons of oil from the BP oil spill are buried in the sediment on the Gulf floor, about 62 miles southeast of the Mississippi Delta.