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Duck Eggs Used to Study Effects of Oil Spill

July 26, 2011

After collecting weathered crude oil from the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, researchers at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University reported an 8 to 9 percent coverage on the shells of fertilized mallard duck eggs caused a 50-percent mortality rate. credit: Texas Tech University