WEC285/UW330 Effects of Oil Spills on Marine and Coastal Wildlife

WEC285, a 4-page fact sheet by Holly K. Ober, provides an overview of direct and indirect effects of oil spills on wildlife, factors influencing the degree of impact, susceptibility of various types of wildlife, and the history of oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, May 2010.

ENY-851/IN766 Red Tides

ENY-851S, a 5-page illustrated fact-sheet by Jorge R. Rey, explains what these “harmful algal blooms” are, what causes them, their impacts on marine ecosystems, human health, and coastal economies, and strategies for mitigation and control. Includes references. Published by UF Entomology and Nematology Department, February 2008.