We are excited to post that the CWC and LUMCON have again been featured in the news. Houma Today wrote an article featuring both the Field Marine Research Camp and how what they are learning ties into both the oil spill and the land loss issues already facing the coast. To read the full article click the link below
This article from the Tri-Parish Times focuses on one of our CWC scientists Dr. Linda Hooper-Bui’s research. One of her focuses is on the effect of oil on insects and longevity of this effect. Her research found that caged native crickets in areas that were oiled were dying as compared to crickets caged in non oiled sites. Since insects are sensitive to toxic substances this could possibly indicate that while the oil seems to be mostly gone visibly the toxic effects can still be felt in the ecosystem.
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