Crude oil and Atlantic haddock
August 10, 2016 —
Scientists from the NWFSC and Norway published a new study showing how brief exposures of Atlantic haddock eggs to low concentration of crude oil can cause extreme and usually deadly deformities. Atlantic haddock are especially vulnerable because dispersed oil droplets can bind to their eggs as they float in the ocean. Deformities in the developing heart and skull were found even under exposures as short as 24 hours.