New salmon research on oil & dispersant impacts getting under way with help from Alaskan hatchery

A new study under way this week at the Sitka Sound Science Center in Sitka, Alaska, is investigating how crude oil and dispersant affect hatchery-reared coho salmon to test for subtle or delayed health impacts that are normally challenging to document when oil spills occur. The study is led by Mote Marine Laboratory scientists from Sarasota, Fla., in partnership with the Sitka Sound Science Center in Alaska.

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