Executive Summary Of Effects Of The April 2020 Oil Spill Detected In Study Of Mussel Genes

On April 12, 2020, a minor oil spill was reported at the Valdez Marine Terminal (VMT) in Port Valdez, Alaska. An estimated 1,400 gallons (~34 barrels) of Alaska North Slope (ANS) crude oil overflowed from an onshore sump well and subsequently reached the shoreline, creating slicks and necessitating a full-scale marine cleanup response. Recognizing a “spill of opportunity,” the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council’s (PWSRCAC) Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) initiated a special project to measure oil exposures and genetic response in shoreline mussels from this spill.

This report is the executive summary of the full report titled: Transcriptomic responses to an Alaskan oil spill over time reveal a dynamic multisystem involvement in exposed mussels (Mytilus trossulus).

File Type: pdf
Categories: LTEMP
Tags: Accepted Reports, compendium, LTEMP Genetics, New Documents
Author: Austin Love, Brenda Ballachey, Eric Litman, James R. Payne, Lizabeth Bowen, Shannon Waters, William B. Driskell
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