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Study Documents Crude Oil’s Toxic Impact on Tuna Hearts
Scientists from Stanford University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have discovered that crude oil interferes with tuna heart cells in ways that can lead to cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death.
The study, published February 14 in Science, looks at some of the impacts of the massive Deepwater Horizon crude oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
The specific mechanism behind the cardiotoxic effects of crude oil were documented for the first time in work by the Stanford team at the Tuna Research and Conservation Center, a 10-year collaboration between Stanford and the Aquarium.
Because heart function in tunas is similar to that in humans, marine mammals and other vertebrates, the Stanford team is recommending further study to determine if human hearts are at risk when they’re exposed to the same hydrocarbon compounds in polluted air. 
The Aquarium, Stanford and NOAA funded the research project.
Learn more about the work of the Tuna Research and Conservation Center.

Study Documents Crude Oil’s Toxic Impact on Tuna Hearts

Scientists from Stanford University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have discovered that crude oil interferes with tuna heart cells in ways that can lead to cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death.

The study, published February 14 in Science, looks at some of the impacts of the massive Deepwater Horizon crude oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

The specific mechanism behind the cardiotoxic effects of crude oil were documented for the first time in work by the Stanford team at the Tuna Research and Conservation Center, a 10-year collaboration between Stanford and the Aquarium.

Because heart function in tunas is similar to that in humans, marine mammals and other vertebrates, the Stanford team is recommending further study to determine if human hearts are at risk when they’re exposed to the same hydrocarbon compounds in polluted air. 

The Aquarium, Stanford and NOAA funded the research project.

Learn more about the work of the Tuna Research and Conservation Center.

You can see yellowfin and bluefin tuna in our Open Sea exhibit, but did you know that next door we work with Stanford University to study and help save these prized and threatened animals?
 Learn about our tuna research and what you can do to help.

You can see yellowfin and bluefin tuna in our Open Sea exhibit, but did you know that next door we work with Stanford University to study and help save these prized and threatened animals?

Learn about our tuna research and what you can do to help.

This Month’s Recipes: Albacore Tuna

This firm, mild-flavored fish is best grilled or sautéed until seared on the outside but still rare on the inside. It’s also delicious raw. Olive oil and Mediterranean seasonings are natural complements, as are ginger and soy sauce.

Troll- or pole-and-line-caught albacore tuna from the U.S. Pacific and British Columbia is on the Seafood Watch green, “Best Choices" list.

Albacore Tuna with Cucumber, Orange and Mint Relish, by Kristine Kidd

Seared Albacore Tuna with Wilted Spinach, by Michel Nischan

We recently added a bluefin tuna to our renovated Open Sea exhibit—at more than 150 pounds, it’s the largest one we’ve ever moved from our new Animal Research and Care Center (ARCC) in Marina! We also added three yellowfin tuna. Learn more about tuna research and conservation at the Aquarium. 

We recently added a bluefin tuna to our renovated Open Sea exhibit—at more than 150 pounds, it’s the largest one we’ve ever moved from our new Animal Research and Care Center (ARCC) in Marina! We also added three yellowfin tuna. Learn more about tuna research and conservation at the Aquarium

Did you know that tuna are some of the largest and fastest fish in the ocean? We recently added six to our Open Sea exhibit, including four bluefin and two yellowfin. These are some of the largest tunas we’ve ever transported!

Did you know that tuna are some of the largest and fastest fish in the ocean? We recently added six to our Open Sea exhibit, including four bluefin and two yellowfin. These are some of the largest tunas we’ve ever transported!

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