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Sunlight Enhances Oil Toxicity in Oyster Larvae

Published on: 09/06/2023
Research Area(s): Social Media

Cluster of oysters on a tableDid you know that oil toxicity can be further enhanced by chemical changes in the presence of sunlight? A new study by NCCOS determined the toxicity of thin oil sheens with and without ultraviolet (UV) light on eastern oysters, then examined the latent effects of the short term exposure on longer term survival and swimming ability. Learn more:   https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/news/oil-toxicity-in-larval-oysters/

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