NOAA Examines Impacts of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Tuna Spawning Areas
October 20, 2016
In 2010, when the Deepwater Horizon spill poured more than 4 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) population was already depleted, having been subject to significant habitat and fishing pressures for over a decade. A new study uses 16 years of movement and spawning data from electronically tagged tuna to identify the spawning grounds affected by the spill.
Read the NOAA press release.