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News Release 11-206

Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon Spill Effects on Fish Revealed

Oil spill resulted in dramatic effects on fish species in Louisiana marshes

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Photo of oil contamination and minnor trap in the marsh at Grand Terre Island, Louisiana.

Oil contamination and minnow trap in the marsh at Grand Terre Island, Louisiana.

Credit: Andrew Whitehead


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Photo of Louisiana's Grand Terre Island marshes contaminated with oil along with a minnow trap.

Louisiana's Grand Terre Island marshes contaminated with oil; here, with a minnow trap.

Credit: Andrew Whitehead


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Photo of a killifish, the fish studied in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill research project.

Killifish: the fish studied in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill research project.

Credit: Andrew Whitehead


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Photo of a marsh with its boomed entrance at Belle Fontaine Point, Miss.

Marsh at Belle Fontaine Point, Miss.: the marsh's entrance is boomed in anticipation of oil.

Credit: Andrew Whitehead


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Photo of biologist Andrew Whitehead at the Bay St. Louis field site.

Biologist Andrew Whitehead at the Bay St. Louis field site.

Credit: Andrew Whitehead


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Photo of scientists David Roberts and Andrew Whitehead collecting fish in Bay St. Louis, Miss.

Scientists David Roberts, Andrew Whitehead collecting fish in Bay St. Louis, Miss.

Credit: Pat Sullivan


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