U.S. testing oil's effect on tuna in Australia


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
February 16, 2012

A team of scientists has come all the way from the United States to Port Lincoln, Australia, to study southern bluefin tuna.

The Lincoln Marine Science Centre is the only place in the world the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) can conduct research on fresh bluefin tuna samples as part of its study into the Deepwater Horizon BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill's effect on tuna stocks.

NOAA research toxicologist John Incardona is heading the team, which will be collecting and studying tuna samples for the rest of this week.

“There’s no captive tuna population for Atlantic bluefin tuna, which is why we’ve come all the way across the world,” he said.

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