This dataset contains the concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in liver tissue of golden tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps) collected aboard multiple R/V Weatherbird II cruises WB1304 (2012-08-13 to 2012-08-25), WB1403 (2013-08-15 to 2013-08-30), WB1502 (2014-08-05 to 2014-08-20), WB1602 (2015-08-15 to 2015-08-30), WB1603 (2015-09-10 to 2015-10-02), WB1701 (2016-08-02 to 2016-09-09), and WB1736 (2017-07-18 to 2017-08-01) in the Gulf of Mexico during the Gulf of Mexico-wide surveys from 2012-2017. PAH was extracted from livers with a modified QuEChERS (Bond Elut, Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, CA, USA) method optimized specifically for this study species. Extracts were analyzed using Agilent’s 7890B gas chromatograph (GC) coupled to a 7010 tandem mass spectrometer (MS/MS) operating in multiple reactions mode (MRM). The dataset contains the location, date and concentrations of multiple PAHs, as well as the total concentration of all polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAHs). Dataset also includes associated biometric description of fish such as sex, length, weight, fish weight, fish mass and mass of the liver. The cruise documentation was provided for the R/V Weatherbird II cruises WB 1304, WB1403, WB1502, WB1602, WB1701, and WB1736 led by chief scientists Dr. Steven Murawski and Dr. David Hollander.
Data were collected to measure the accumulation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in tissues of a commercially important demersal fish.
Fish, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, PAHs, Deepwater Horizon, Liver, Tilefish, Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps, fish examination
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Pulster, Erin; Synder, S. M.; and Murawski, Steven A., "Concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in liver tissue of golden tilefish collected aboard multiple R/V Weatherbird II cruises in the Gulf of Mexico from 2012-08-13 to 2017-08-01" (2019). C-IMAGE data. 73.