The dataset is representative of 13 research cruises spanning from July 2010 to August 2012. Five cruises set to observe the West Florida shelf, while eight cruises were employed to assess the impact of the BP Oil spill on impacted North Florida shelf sites. West Florida Shelf samples sites (10 sampling sites total) comprised of Southern Transect (ST) line (stations ST03, ST06, ST12, ST18 and ST24), and the Northern Transect (NT) (stations NT31, NT25, NT19, NT13, and NT07). NE Gulf of Mexico sites included 16 sampling sites; DHS01, DSH07-10, Deepwater Horizon (DWH) station, FT1, PCB01-06, PCB11-12, and PCB14. Also included were NELine01 and PP01 stations. This dataset reports microtoxicity data from each site. Associated journal article: John H. Paul, David Hollander, Paula Coble, Kendra L. Daly, Sue Murasko, David English, Jonelle Basso, Jennifer Delaney, Lauren McDaniel, Charles W. Kovach "Toxicity and Mutagenicity of Gulf of Mexico Waters During and After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill" Environmental Science and Technology 2013, 47, 9651-9659. dx.doi.org/10.1021/es401761h


Data and metadata is made available by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC) through a CC0 license in compliance with the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI). The original dataset landing pages may be accessed at GRIIDC’s dataset monitoring webpage.

Data users are encouraged to contact the originating investigator prior to data use and provide appropriate credit.


To present general toxicity and mutagenicity of upper water column waters and sediment porewater of NE Gulf of Mexico and West Florida Shelf, at time of Deepwater Horizon spill and after.


QuikLite, Microtox, Microscreen, Light emission




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Basso, Jonelle
University of South Florida / Department of Geography, Environment and Planning
4202 E. Fowler Avenue CPR107
Tampa, FL 33620

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