Fish in Gulf of Mexico experience heart attacks due to oil contamination
by: L.J. Devon
Friday, February 21, 2014
Swimming majestically in the open seas, with eyes wide on both sides of its face, the bluefin tuna gazes into… a curtain of crude oil.
When the 2010 BP oil spill contaminated the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, beautiful wild fish like the bluefin tuna were forced to face new challenges for survival. Now, researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Stanford University are discovering that oil pollution can elicit early heart attacks in this species of fish.
Bluefin tuna cannot escape or hide from heart-debilitating oil pollution