Event Details

Oil Spill Science Seminar: Healthy Gulf Seafood

November 18, 2015 from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

During this seminar, scientists will be answering the following questions:
  • How did agencies test seafood during and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill?
  • How do fish and other animals break down oil and other contaminants?
  • How are scientists monitoring seafood to keep consumers safe?
Speakers and topics will include:
  • Gary Shigenaka, NOAA – Overview of the oil spill and seafood testing
  • Gina Ylitalo, NOAA – Results of federal and state seafood testing programs
  • Mark Wilson, Tulane – Results of seafood testing programs in at-risk communities
  • Benjamin Dubansky, University of North Texas – How fish use genes to break down oil
  • Susan Snyder, University of South Florida – How fish use organs to break down oil
  • Ruth Carmichael, Dauphin Island Sea Lab – How oysters break down oil
Agenda – coming soon
Questions? Contact Larissa Graham with Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant by email or phone at 251-348-5436.

Location: Hardy Hall Ballroom, University of Southern Mississippi – Gulf coast campus 730 E. Beach Blvd., Long Beach, MS