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dc.contributor.advisorSalinas, Santiago
dc.contributor.advisorRoopnarine, Peter
dc.contributor.authorMalish, Megan
dc.descriptionv, 29p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThrough sclerochronological methods, this study examined the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on C. virginica specimens. Oysters are principal benthic filter feeders that effectively bioaccumulate substances, making them ideal organisms for this study. Stable carbon and oxygen isotope data of modern Gulf of Mexico specimens, a historic Gulf of Mexico specimen, and a specimen collected from Chesapeake Bay were compared. Increasingly negative 8I3C values for the spill-affected specimen samples indicate the addition of organic carbon into the food web, temporally correlating to the Deepwater Horizon event.en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Biology Senior Individualized Projects Collection
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dc.titleIsotopic Composition of Crassostrea Virginica Shells as Indicator of the Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spillen_US
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