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HBOI Report -Researchers at HBOI at FAU studying impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill

by Amber Garr and Susan Laramore

FT. PIERCE, FL – As we all now know, on April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded, releasing millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over a five-month period.

The impact of that spill on the Gulf seafood industry has been widespread, both in terms of mortality of important commercial species and closures of fisheries and oyster beds.

Of all the commercially harvested US seafood, the Gulf supplies 73% of shrimp, 67% of oysters, and 16% of fish (NOAA 2009). Other important


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