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Sea Secrets 2018 Lecture Series
In the Wake of an Environmental Disaster – Is There a Silver Lining?
Martin Grosell, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Marine Biology and Ecology, UM Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Dr. Martin Grosell will discuss the impacts of the largest marine oil spill in US history, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. Extensive research efforts have not only characterized the damage to the biology in the Gulf of Mexico, but have also taught the scientific community about first response strategies for future oil spills and have provided extensive information about the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem — the spawning grounds for many open ocean fish species including tunas, billfishes and mahi-mahi of high economic and ecological importance. His work to quantify the impact of the oil spill has provided a wealth of new baseline information about the life of these majestic top predators and the role they play in open oceans.
Dr. Grosell is the lead Principal Investigator and Director of RECOVER (Relationships of Effects of Cardiac Outcomes in fish for Validation of Ecolog-ical Risk) and the Maytag professor of ichthyology with specialty in environmental physiology and toxicology at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.