This dataset contains hepatic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Gulf and Southern Hake collected aboard multiple R/V Weatherbird II cruises in the Gulf of Mexico from 2012-08-21 to 2015-09-24. PAH was extracted from liver samples using a modified QuEChERS (Bond Elut, Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, CA, USA) method optimized specifically for these 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, biometrics, and the total concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAHs) in livers. The cruise documentation was provided for the 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), and WB1603 (2015-09-10 to 2015-10-02), led by chief scientists Dr. Steven Murawski and Dr. David Hollander.
Data were collected to characterize the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on benthic species.
Deepwater Horizon, oil spill, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, fish, Urophycis
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Pulster, Erin; Murawski, Steven A.; and Struch, Rachel, "Hepatic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Gulf and Southern Hake collected aboard multiple R/V Weatherbird II cruises in the Gulf of Mexico from 2012-08-21 to 2015-09-24" (2019). C-IMAGE data. 78.