New study looks at oil spill impacts

For each species, oil exposures caused serious defects in heart development and abnormalities in cardiac function. Photo: University of Miami

Several Gulf of Mexico fish embryos developed serious heart abnormalities following exposure to crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, according to a new study carried out by the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.

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