Isotope depleation matches with surface oil pulses

(B) Timing of three shoreward pulses of oil, I–III. (C) Daily averaged river discharge into Mobile Bay. (D) δ13C values for mesozooplankton fraction (0.2–2 mm). (E) δ13C values for suspended particulate fraction (1 μm–0.2 mm). Both (D) and (E) referenced against δ13C values from Mobile Bay and weathered and fresh SLC oil. Error bars show standard deviation. (Caption from Graham et al. 2010)

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I am a computational biologist at the University of California, Riverside. My research uses DNA sequencing and genomics to study microbial eukaryotes (yeah, nematodes!) in marine ecosystems, with an emphasis on evolution and biodiversity in the deep-sea. I can neither confirm nor deny that I like Unix more than I like going to sea.

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