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Tuna Embryo Exposed to Deepwater Crude Oil

Caption: This image shows a normal yellowfin tuna larva not long after hatching (top), and a larva exposed to Deepwater Horizon crude oil during embryonic development (bottom). The oil-exposed larva shows a suite of morphological abnormalities including fluid accumulation from heart failure and poor growth of fins and eyes.

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Related news release: NOAA led study: Crude oil causes developmental abnormalities in large marine fish

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