Science | Energy | Flora and Fauna | Environment

The Hearts Of Fish Still Bear Scars Of Oil Spilled Years Ago

NPR | March 24, 2014 3:46 p.m.

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Elizabeth Shogren

The Exxon Valdez spill happened 25 years ago Monday, and only 4 years ago this spring, a British Petroleum well spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. New research shows the effects of such disasters on the fish in those regions. The study focuses on commercially valuable fish and finds that concentrations of oil can be toxic to developing fish hearts.


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