Along the Oil-Stricken Gulf Coast, Research Labs Watch and Worry

Jim Franks, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

Sargassum collected by scientists from the U. of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Laboratory is coated with oil. Sargassum is an essential nursery habitat for a threatened species the scientists are studying, the Atlantic bluefin tuna.
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The west side of Dauphin Island, on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, has been slimed with oil. And Scott Rikard, a marine biologist and the manager of the Auburn University Shellfish Laboratory, is grimly waiting for the oil to come around to the east...

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