Skin lesions in Gulf of Mexico fish linked to Deepwater Horizon oil spill, fear USF scientists

July 17, 2014 6:52 AM

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Lesions on the skin of fish living in the Gulf of Mexico can be traced to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to new research.

Steven Murawski began studying fish in the Gulf when after fishermen reported seeing a large number of the animals suffering from lesions. The skin disorders started appearing in 2010 and became more common in 2011.

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