Fish Treadmill (video) University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption University of Miami Scientists in partnership with scientists from NOAA, Stanford and University of North Texas studied post oil spill fish toxicology to see what the potential impact on several important fish stocks might be. As part of the studies the team put juveniles exposed t oiled seawater through the paces on their "fish treadmill" and they could only swim about 70 percent as fast as those that had never been exposed to oil. The severely reduced swimming performance may impact the ability of these fish to catch sufficient prey, avoid predation, or travel the long distances that some migratory species require for survival. Credit UM/RSMAS Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.