2016 University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Fishing Tournament


Story courtesy of Judy Layne 

MIAMI, June 28, 2016 – The Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys / University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame (UMSHoF) Celebrity Fishing Tournament Presented by Yamaha and Caribee Boat Sales has wrapped its 6th annual tournament. It was held June 24-25 at Founders Park at Mile Marker 87 on the Overseas Highway in Islamorada, Fla. This unique event gives anglers the opportunity to fish alongside some of their favorite Canes All-Stars and mingle with dozens of celebrity participants. The tournament has continued to be a huge success with over 500 participants, making it one of the largest tournaments in the Florida Keys.

This year’s tournament was co-hosted by University of Miami Hall of Famers and football greats, Alonzo Highsmith and Melvin Bratton. The tournament weekend began Friday evening with a kick-off party, final boat registration, silent auction and captains’ meeting followed on Saturday by a full day of fishing. On Saturday afternoon, while the Offshore Boats weighed their fish and the Inshore Boats turned in their score cards, Centennial Bank provided a BBQ for the participants and spectators.

Dr. Georgina Cox and Lela Schlenker from the RECOVER team were on site at the weigh-in festivities to share their research with anglers and attendees. It was a great opportunity for our scientists to interact with a knowledgeable and passionate audience that care about the long-term sustainability of the species we study.

After all the fish were weighed and the inshore score cards tallied the results were the following:


1st Place – Tracy Kerdyk on See Shores with a 35.5 lb. Dolphin – Winning $3,000

2nd Place – Luke Waddell on Stage Two with a 29.1 lb Dolphin – Winning $2,000

3rd Place – Chris Martinez on Monster Catch with a 26.9 lb. Dolphin – Winning $1,000

4th Place – Tanya Toro on Halftime with a 25.2 lb Dolphin

5th Place – Chris Martinez on Monster Catch with a 24 lb. Dolphin

Top Lady Anger – Tracy Kerdyk on See Shores with a 35.5 lb. Dolphin

Top Junior – Luke Waddell on Stage Two with a 29.1 lb Dolphin

King of Fish – Jim Marco on Priority with a 19.7 lb. Wahoo – Winning $500


Master of the Ocean – Contagious with 108.1 points – Winning $5,865.00

1st Place Bucket of Bucks – Monster Catch with 68.8 points – Winning $1,615.00

2nd Place Bucket of Bucks – Contagious with 60.6 points – Winning $969.00

3rd Place Bucket of Bucks – Tiki with 48.8 points – Winning $646.00


Grand Slam Winner – Luca Musico on Line Management with 70.5 overall points

Longest Sea Trout – Kathy Gillen on Dave Denkert – 23” Sea Trout

Longest Snook – Luca Musico on Line Management – 30.5” Snook

Longest Redfish – Kathy Gillen on Dave Denkert – 20” Redfish

The Weigh-in was followed by the Grady White Boats Awards Dinner catered by Mangrove Mike’s Café. There were auctions, music, games and more. A portion of the tournament proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys, The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, Coastal Conservation Association and the UMSHoF.

“We are pleased to have Yamaha Motors and Caribee Boats as presenting sponsors for our 6th Annual University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Fishing Tournament,” said Gerard Loisel, President of the UMSHoF. “It is thanks to the commitment of these, and all of our great sponsors, donors and participants that our tournament continues to grow each year.”

Jack Niedbalski from Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys added; “Not only are we fortunate, but also proud to be a benefactor of this great summer classic charity tournament. From the entire Habitat for Humanity-Upper Keys Board of Directors we thank all our friends from the U of M Sports Hall of Fame Fishing Tournament for allowing us to be a part of the “U”.”

Tournament Information

The 6th Annual Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys/UMSHoF Celebrity Dolphin Fishing Tournament is presented by Yamaha and Caribee Boat Sales and brought to participants by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council. For more information visit www.canesfish.com, call (305) 667-0399 or contact the Tournament Director, Judy Layne at judy@canesfish.com. Follow the tournament on Facebook at www.facebook.com/canesfish and Instagram at www.instagram.com/canesfish .

About the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame (UMSHoF)

Nestled on the Coral Gables campus of the University of Miami, the UMSHoF is a 501(c)(3) corporation whose main purpose is to recognize those student athletes, coaches and administrators who have brought acclaim to the university through their accomplishments and championships. The showcase for the UMSHoF and the repository of the great sports traditions of the University of Miami is the Tom Kearns Sports Hall of Fame Building, located next door to the Hecht Athletic Center on San Amaro Drive. On display are photos and memorabilia representing the 300 inductees, National Championship Trophies, and artifacts that span the 90 year athletic history of the university. The UMSHoF displays include memorabilia from all of the university sports programs. For information about planning a visit, participating in one of the annual fundraising event or contributing to the UMSHoF, visit www.umsportshalloffame.com, send an email to umsportshallfame@aol.com or contact Executive Director John Routh directly at (305) 284-2775.

Photos courtesy of Endless Imagery


Summer Aquaculture Field Course in Panama


Course Announcement
Summer 2016
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
MES 619/MAF 519 – Aquaculture III


Field Course at Open Blue Sea Farms Hatchery and Open Ocean Aquaculture Facilities in Panama


Annual Workshop on Physiology and Aquaculture of Pelagics with Emphasis on Reproduction and Early Developmental Stages of Yellowfin Tuna, (Thunnus albacares)


Dates: July 5-17, 2016

Location: IATTC Achotines Laboratory and Open Blue Sea Farms

Republic of Panama, Central America


The Aquaculture Program of the University Of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) is organizing the AQUA III MES 519 Summer Course 2016 Session simultaneously with the 14th Annual Workshop on “Physiology and Aquaculture of Pelagics with Emphasis on Reproduction and Early Developmental Stages of Yellowfin Tuna”. Number of UM students is limited to six, and number of outside participants of IATTC is limited to six. The organizer is Dr. Daniel Benetti, a Professor and Director of Aquaculture at UM-RSMAS. This course is conducted simultaneously with the Annual Tuna Workshop at the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATCC).

As in previous years, we anticipate the participation of qualified students and researchers and professionals from several countries combining advanced technologies to improve methods for raising larval tuna and other species of marine fish. Participants will be assisted by a qualified technical staff and by graduate students from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. The course/workshop will be conducted at the world renowned Achotines Laboratory in Provincia de Los Santos, on the Pacific coast of the Republic of Panama, as well as at the Open Blue Sea Farms, the most advanced hatchery and offshore marine fish aquaculture operation in the Americas.

The course/workshop will cover reproduction and larval development of commercially and ecologically important marine fish species. Topics include physiology, biology, ecology, genetics, nutrition and environmental issues related to aquaculture of pelagic fish species such as tuna, mahimahi, cobia, yellowfin kingfish, Seriola and other Carangidae. The workshop also covers capture, handling, transportation, maturation, spawning, larval husbandry, nursery and growout techniques of a variety of marine fish species. Participants will learn about the research projects being conducted by the IATTC with yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares, including spawning and larval rearing. Course/workshop attendees will have the opportunity to participate in ongoing efforts to capture, transfer, and handle yellowfin tuna. At least half of the time will be spent at Open Blue Sea Farms site off Viento Frio, Colon, in the Atlantic Ocean side of Panama.

The registration fee for enrolled UM students is $550.00 and includes accommodations and 3 local style meals a day at the Achotines Laboratory and transportation while in Panama. The registration fee does not cover accommodations in Panama City.


MES 619/MAF 519 – Aquaculture Management III – AQUA III

Summer 2016 – July 5-17

Panama, Central America

Field Work at Iattc Achotines Tuna Laboratory and Open Blue Sea Farms Hatchery and Offshore Cage Farm

Professor: Dr. Daniel Benetti

Office Phone: + 1 (305) 421-4889; Cell Phone: + 1 (786) 553-5557

Email: dbenetti@rsmas.miami.edu


Course Syllabus

The course covers theoretical and practical/lab classes on all stages of yellow fin tuna and cobia aquaculture, fisheries, physiology, energetics, nutrition, etc. Course topics encompass theoretical and practical classes about all stages of R&D, operation and production at Open Blue Sea Farms and at the IATTC, including but not restricted to the following:


Part I – Achotines Iattic Tuna Laboratory

  • Systems Description
  • Capture
    • Transport
    • Transfer From Boat
    • Acclimation
    • Tagging
  • Quarantine
    • Prophylaxis
    • Transfer From Quarantine to Reserve Tank
    • Transfer from Reserve Tank to Maturation Tank
  • Broodstock
    • Broodstock Feeding
    • Spawning
    • Egg Collection
    • Tank Cleaning/Siphoning
    • Fertilization Rates
  • Egg Incubation
    • Sampling and Counting
    • Stocking Incubators
      • Upwelling
      • Banjo Nets
      • Aeration and Water Exchange
    • Egg Counting
      • Volume
      • Fertilization Rates
    • Yolk-Sac Larvae
      • Hatching Rate
  • Stocking
    • Passive Transfer
    • Other methods
  • Feeding
    • Microalgae
    • Rotifers
      • Feeding
      • Enrichment
      • Treatments
  • Oil Surface Tension
  • Water Exchange, Aeration, Mesh
  • 24 hour light, mosquito net
  • Offshore Cages
    • Harvest
    • Cage Management
    • Net Cleaning and Changing
  • Juvenile
    • Transfer
    • Feeding
  • Field trip to Open Blue Sea Farms
    • Conduct day to day operation and training at commercial hatchery and offshore cage site
    • Theoretical and practical classes
  • Final Presentation/Final Projects/Assignments submitted


Part II – Open Blue Sea Farms

Visit to Open Blue Sea Farms Hatchery, Nursery and Growout Offshore facilities. Hands-on work at all stages of the production process, from water intake, pumping and filtering systems to broodstock management, spawning, larval rearing, live feeds production, nursery and growout and feeding and proactive health management.


For more information, please contact:

Dr. Daniel Benetti

MES – RSMAS – University of Miami

4600 Rickenbacker Causeway

Miami FL 33149 U.S.A.

Tel: +1(305) 421-4889

Fax: +1(305) 421-4675

Email: dbenetti@rsmas.miami.edu

Website: www.rsmas.miami.edu/groups/aquaculture

An Ocean Oil Spill Science Legacy


An Ocean Oil Spill Science Legacy

There have been two large scale oil spills over the past 4 decades in the Gulf of Mexico. The Ixtoc I spill in 1979 off the coast of Carmen, Mexico released 3.5 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf, and the Macondo wellhead blowout off the coast of Louisiana, USA in 2010 released 3.19 million barrels of oil into the Gulf. Both of these incidents resulted in scientists coming together to gather the data needed to understand the fate of the oil, the disturbances it caused to the ecosystem, and its impacts on humans. One of the largest drivers of research efforts surrounding the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident is the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI). GoMRI-funded research has significantly enhanced our knowledge of Gulf ecosystems and the impacts of oil spills on the Gulf

It has also identified gaps in our understanding that are leading to new research and insights that will inform society’s response to future oil spills through improved mitigation efforts, refined detection of oil and gas in the environment, more robust spill simulation models, and novel technologies.

Rapid Responses to Continuing Spill Threats

Oil spills are a persistent threat to the Gulf of Mexico. Just last month, a subsea wellhead oil flow line discharged an estimated 2000 barrels off the coast of Louisiana. When the flow line leak was detected, GOMRI scientists mobilized to visit the site within a few days of the leak to begin studying the impacts of the oil. This rapid response was the result of the research infrastructure developed by GoMRI funding. Similar to last month’s spill, GoMRI scientists have rapidly responded to other smaller spills. Within a few days of the July 2013 explosion on the Hercules gas platform off the coast of Louisiana, a diverse team of GoMRI scientists from five research consortia quickly mobilized to visit the rig site.

The next year, after a cargo ship off the coast of Texas collided with a barge, spilling 168,000 gallons of bunker fuel oil into Galveston Bay, GoMRI scientists were on the scene alongside government and industry workers within days.

This rapid response is not limited to the Gulf of Mexico. In May 2015, 2,000 miles away from the Gulf, a spill occurred off the coast of Santa Barbara, CA and within hours GoMRI scientists were remotely assisting local researchers.

The GoMRI Legacy

The GoMRI legacy focuses on creating an overall preparedness for future spills by increasing our knowledge of the Gulf, oil, and dispersants; advancing technology and modeling; training future generations of scientists and engineers; engaging and informing the public and stakeholders; and making all GoMRI data available through online open access.

Importantly, unlike during the era of the Ixtoc I spill, technology now allows scientists to archive and share their data with other researchers. Currently there are 26,000 GB (gigabytes) of data stored in the GoMRI Information & Data Cooperative (GRIIDC) public, online data repository with datasets added daily. Such data accessibility was not available decades ago. In many cases, all we have are the publications that resulted from Ixtoc I research, but much of the original data were lost to time.

To date, GoMRI research represents the efforts of 293 institutions from 42 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and 17 countries. The almost 3,400 GoMRI scientists spread across these institutions collaborate on 242 projects and have created 1,100 unique datasets and counting. GoMRI funding has provided research opportunities for over 2,400 students from high school through post-doctoral studies.

The story of some of these researchers and their important discoveries about petroleum pollution, and marine and coastal ecosystems is portrayed in the “Dispatches from the Gulf” documentary produced by Screenscope.

A Legacy Still Being Written

This summer GoMRI scientists forge ahead with fieldwork to continue to monitor the long term impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil and understand oil spill dynamics, including revisiting the Ixtoc I spill site. GoMRI researchers are wading into marshes and retrieving creatures from the deep ocean; sampling the sediment and surface wave dynamics; examining sounds of whales and bubbles of methane. Along the way, these researchers will also continue to write the GoMRI legacy.

At the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, researchers from the RECOVER consortium – which focuses on the affects of oil exposure on fish – will satellite tag captive mahi-mahi to examine spawning behaviors; look at how oil exposure can alter vision and smell in mahi-mahi and red drum; observe the heart cells oil-exposed mahi-mahi, evaluate the impacts of oil on genetic profiles of embryos of mahi-mahi and red drum to better predict adverse effects on the heart and whether there can be recovery; use Gulf toadfish to examine how ingesting oil-contaminated seawater affects the ability of marine fish to maintain hydration and electrolyte balance while living in a salty environment.

Today, on World Oceans Day, we can reflect on the progress GOMRI has made in advancing oil spill research, and subsequently our ability to deal with the ever present threat of oil spills. Due to the groundbreaking research GOMRI has sponsored, we will be better prepared to understand and respond to any future petroleum releases into marine systems.

About GoMRI

All research discussed in this article was made possible by grants from The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI). The GoMRI is a 10-year independent research program established to study the effect, and the potential associated impact, of hydrocarbon releases on the environment and public health, as well as to develop improved spill mitigation, oil detection, characterization and remediation technologies. An independent and academic 20-member Research Board makes the funding and research direction decisions to ensure the intellectual quality, effectiveness and academic independence of the GoMRI research. All research data, findings and publications will be made publicly available. The program was established through a $500 million financial commitment from BP. For more information, visit http://gulfresearchinitiative.org/.


Media contact:

Leslie Smith

(202) 787-1613



Dan DiNicola

RECOVER Outreach Coordinator

(954) 644-2642


New Experiment has Researchers Satellite Tagging Captive Mahi-mahi


A new video documents why Ph.D students Lela Schlenker is satellite tagging captive mahi-mahi at the University of Miami’s Experimental Hatchery.

The tags are capable of recording location, depth, temperature, light levels and acceleration.

Findings from this study will shed light on the under-studied spawning behavior of mahi and is also the first time such events have been recorded.

These studies will then be replicated in the field on wild mahi-mahi.

Getting Creative with Ocean Education – Ocean Kids 2016


On April 23, we set up an oil-themed station for children at the annual Ocean Kids day to show the effects of oil on juvenile fish.

Ocean Kids is a University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science sponsored event that “enhances environmental awareness and appreciation, while empowering students and teachers from underserved communities to become ocean ambassadors and effect positive change in their communities and beyond.”

This year’s event was held at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park in Key Biscayne. Children and families who attended could go to themed stations with creative activities set up by students and scientists from UM RSMAS to learn about different areas of marine science and conservation. There was a wide variety of themes this year ranging from coral reef conservation and biology, to the impacts of oil spills on juvenile fish to marine acoustics and noise pollution. One group even created a garbage monster costume out of just a few days worth of trash from the beach to bring attention to littering.

The RECOVER booth – titled “Oil Spill – Mini Mahi Malady!” – enabled visitors to have a close encounter with some live mahi-mahi larvae under the microscopes. These samples were collected from the UM Experimental Hatchery the previous day. There was even a fishing game with trivia questions where children could test their knowledge and win prizes.

Children enjoyed moving the petri dishes around looking for different baby fish to see how they compared to one another. Most of them were too young to remember the oil spill, but were very curious to see what happened to the animals affected and sad to learn many of them a were hurt by it.


Sun, Surf, Sand and Science! RECOVER goes to Tortuga Music Festival


RECOVER went a little bit country at Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale, a three-day beachside concert raising awareness for ocean conservation issues. This years chart-topping headliners included Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw and Lynyrd Skynyrd and drew in a crowd of over 90,000 people from 16 countries.

In addition to being a premiere concert event, Tortuga seamlessly and successfully blends entertainment and science education. In years past, Rock the Ocean has raised $250,000 for marine and ocean research and conservation organizations. This year 30 organizations joined the Conservation Village to educate and inspire change in festivalgoers.

This was RECOVER’s first time participating in the Conservation Village and festival attendees were extremely interested and willing to learn about our research. We were able to speak with more than 2,000 country music fans over the course of the weekend. Those who stopped by the booth were able to look at three-day-old mahi-mahi under microscopes and examine oil spill samples collected from the Deepwater Horizon site. Many visitors were local recreational and commercial fishermen and were fascinated to learn more about one of their favorite fish to catch. We also held an Instagram raffle for a signed print of Screaming Reels donated by our friends at Saltwater Brewery.

Our team was also lucky enough to have a fantastic group of local volunteers come out, work the booth, and help spread our science while at the festival. Many of which did not have a background in science, but became experts and advocates themselves by the end of the weekend.

Check out our facebook for more pictures from the weekend!


“Science on Tap” RECOVER at Saltwater Brewery


A can of craft beer emblazoned with a powerful image of a bull mahi-mahi. Called the Screaming Reels IPA, it is a signature beer from Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach, Florida. This microbrewery is merging the active fishing lifestyle with its delicious craft beers – a combination that works well in an ocean-centric south Florida.

On March 24th Saltwater Brewery hosted RECOVER at their brewery tasting room in Delray Beach. Dr. Martin Grosell, Dr. Georgina Cox, and Ph.D. students Lela Schlenker and Christina Pasparakis gave a series of short presentations on their research to an enthusiastic and diverse crowd. The team brought with them a working swim chamber, which functions like a fish treadmill. In the lab, these swim chambers collect data on how fish swim and respond under different conditions. The RECOVER team also brought live mahi-mahi embryos and larvae to view under microscopes, providing attendees an opportunity to see the very familiar local-fish in a new way.

After the presentations, Saltwater Brewery’s co-founder, Peter Agardy, gave the RECOVER team a personal tour of the brewery facility and to see first hand how they brew and can their beers.

Saltwater Brewery staff has previous visited the University of Miami’s hatchery facility where mahi-mahi are bred and raised in captivity for research.

To learn more about Saltwater Brewery visit their website and follow them on social media for special beer release information.

RECOVER at Turtlefest 2016


Lela Schlenker and Georgina Cox manned the RECOVER table at the 13th Annual TurtleFest hosted by the Loggerhead Marinelife Center on Saturday March 19th in Juno Beach, Florida. They were able to speak with attendees about the widespread research the RECOVER Consortium is performing nationally, as well as their individual research projects out of the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.

For the event, the outreach team developed a fishing trivia game for children, where they have to ‘fish’ for a mahi card which had a trivia question on the back. Questions ranged from easy to difficult and covered an assortment of topics including mahi-mahi biology, marine ecosystems, and oil spills.

“It was great to see kids engaged and interested in learning about the effects of oil exposure on the mahi mahi”. Says Georgina.

Overall, it was a successful day of outreach until the team was forced to take shelter from the unpredictable South Florida weather as a series of thunderstorms rolled through the event.

The annual TurtleFest draws in over 10,000 guests from the South Florida area and focuses on “promoting conservation through up close interactions with threatened and endangered sea turtles, as well as art, shopping, educational presentations, games, and other activities”.

RECOVER is in Tampa for the 2016 Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference


Friday February 5th – Saturday February 6th

Friday was the first day of the RECOVER all hands meeting. The team was able to reflect on the first year of RECOVER and how much we have learned.IMG_4485

In the evening, the team headed to Ulele restaurant and brewery to eat some good food, taste some fantastic local beer, and learn a little bit about the brewing process.

Saturday was the final day for meetings before everyone left for home excited for the next year of research!




Thursday February 4th


Getting ready for the premiere!

The RECOVER team was at the premiere of Dispatches from the Gulf narrated by Matt Damon. The documentary produced by the team behind the Planet Earth series showcases different researchers and scientists invested in understanding the outcomes of the DWH Oil Spill. It highlights RECOVER work with mahi-mahi at the University of Miami and includes interviews with Martin Grosell, John Stieglitz, and Ed Mager. Look for updates on our site and social media for public screenings near you!


Wednesday February 3rd

Oral Session 07: The Physiological Resiliency of Marine Fish and Invertebrates following Oil Exposure

Recovery is a key metric that needs to be assessed when investigating the long-term ecological impact of an oil spill event. The physiological responses and adaptations of species that inhabit an ecosystem are the primary drivers that facilitate recovery. Fish and invertebrate species comprise a crucial component of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem as commercially, recreationally, and ecologically important species. Recent publications have highlighted the sensitivity of these species to oil-derived polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) toxicity. In particular, effects on swim performance, development, and sensitivity to UV-radiation have been highlighted. The goal of this session is to communicate advances in science examining physiological responses of marine fish and invertebrates to oil or other natural stressors that may impact their ability to respond to oil. Abstracts submitted to the session should focus on one or more of the following: physiological responses to oil in fish and invertebrates, physiological responses to “natural” stressors that have implications for oil toxicity to fish and invertebrates, advances in technology/techniques that improve scientists’ ability to detect or assess these responses, and/or the ability of these species to physiologically recover from oil toxicity.


Aaron Robers, UNT

Dane Crossley, UNT

Martin Grosell, UMRSMAS


Martin Grosell – Sublethal and often Subtle Impacts of Oil Exposure on Aquatic Animals Can Inform Us of Modes of Action and Long Term Effects

Andrew Esbaugh – Eco-Physiological Implication of Early Life Cardiotoxicity in a Coastal Fish Species, Sciaenops ocellatus

Lauren Sweet – Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation Increases the Toxicity of Oil to Mahi mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) Embryos

Edward Mager – Effects of Deepwater Horizon Crude Oil Exposure on the Intestinal Transport Physiology of the Gulf Toadfish (Opsanus beta)

Genbo Xu – Genome-wide Transcriptional Responses to Deepwater Horizon Oil in Mahi-Mahi (Coryhaena hippurus) Embryos

Warren Burggren – Epigenetic Transgenerational Inheritance and Its Implications for Organismal Resilience to Oil Spills

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Session 011


Ben presenting his poster

Benjamin Dubansky, UNT – Oil Vapors from Deepwater Horizon Oil and Altered Development of Avian Embryos

General Poster Session II

Maria Rojas, UNT – Exposure to PAHs during Early Stages of Development of the Chicken (Gallus gallus) Affects Cardiovascular Structure



Tuesday February 2nd

Tuesday is poster day with nine members of RECOVER presenting at the Tampa Convention Center between 5:30 and 7:30PM. Come by and see what we have been working on!

Session 007:

Graciel Diamante, UCR – Effects of 2- and 6- hydroxylated Chrysene on the Development of Danio rerio Embryos

Jason Magnuson, UNT – Mollecular Characterization of Antioxidant Response in Mahi Mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) Embryos Co-exposed to Oil and Ultraviolet Radiation

Christina, Martin, and Lela

Christina, Martin, and Lela

Christina Pasparakis, UM – Combined Effects of Deepwater Horizon Crude Oil Exposure, Temperature and Developmental Stage on Oxygen Consumption of Embryonic and Larval Mahi Mahi

Lela Schlenker, UM – Foraging Behavior and Predator Prey Interactions of Mahi Mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) Exposed to Crude Oil from the Deep Water Horizon Event

Amanda Reynolds, UNT – OXPHOS Capacity in Mahi Mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) and Sheepshead Minnows (Cyprinodon variegatus variegatus) after Crude Oil Exposure

Derek Nelson, UNT – Hemodynamics throughout Recovery from Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Exposure in Juvenile Mahi Mahi (Coryphaena hippurus)

Session 19A:

Jacob Johansen, UTMSI – Immediate and Prolonged Changes to Swim Performance of Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) following Acute Exposure to Naturally Weathered Crude Oil

Alexis Khursigara, UTMSI – Early Life Sensitivity of Red Drum, Sciaenops ocellatus, to Source and Naturally Weathered Oil

Prescilla Perrichon, UNT – Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in Early Life Stages Impairs Cardiac Development of Three Gulf of Meixco Fishes (Gulf Killfish, Redfish and Mahi-mahi)


Monday February 1st

Outreach Coordinator, Dan DiNicola will be a panelist at the Use of Outreach Tools and Technology in Extension, Outreach, and Education (EOE) Programing discussing the development and use of video on websites. This panel will be part of the Sharing Oil Spill Science with Non-Scientists: Effectively Communicating Complex Research Results through Outreach and Education Programs.

Click here to learn more about the 2016 Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference