Macondo‐1 well oil‐derived polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in mesozooplankton from the northern Gulf of Mexico

@article{Mitra2012Macondo1WO,
  title={Macondo‐1 well oil‐derived polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in mesozooplankton from the northern Gulf of Mexico},
  author={Siddhartha Mitra and David G. Kimmel and Jessica A Snyder and Kimberly Scalise and Benjamin D. McGlaughon and Michael R. Roman and Ginger L. Jahn and James J. Pierson and Stephen B. Brandt and Joseph P. Montoya and Robert J. Rosenbauer and Thomas Lorenson and Florence L. Wong and Pamela L. Campbell},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={39}
}
Mesozooplankton (>200 μm) collected in August and September of 2010 from the northern Gulf of Mexico show evidence of exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Multivariate statistical analysis revealed that distributions of PAHs extracted from mesozooplankton were related to the oil released from the ruptured British Petroleum Macondo‐1 (M‐1) well associated with the R/VDeepwater Horizon blowout. Mesozooplankton contained 0.03–97.9 ng g−1 of total PAHs and ratios of fluoranthene to… 
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