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In the endeavor to assess potential effects to the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem from the Mississippi Canyon 252 incident, referred to as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, various environmental data have been collected. Whereas initial efforts have included satellite tracking and sediment and water sampling to estimate the geographical scope of oiling, research on biological samples can provide insights into potential physiological responses to oil if it was present in the food web, sediment, or water column. Fish species are ideal model organisms for studying responses to water- and sediment-borne contaminants due to their life history (Jenkins et al. 2014), and several Gulf of Mexico fish species were studied by scientists...
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Rip current currents constitute one of the most common hazards in the nearshore that threaten the lives of the unaware public that makes recreational use of the coastal zone. Society responds to this danger through a number of measures that include: (a) the deployment of trained lifeguards; (b) public education related to the hidden hazards of the nearshore; and (c) establishment of warning systems.
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