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Effect of Oil on Ocean Life

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Explain the results of one of the studies conducted to assess the effect of oil on ocean life, summarized in this article: https://woods.stanford.edu/news-events/news/oil-causes-heart-problems-fish. To develop your explanation, include:

[Slide 1] A diagram of a hydrocarbon. Explain its relevance to oil in the notes section of the slide.
[Slide 2] A labeled diagram of an animal cell. Label the following: cell membrane, nucleus, cytoplasm, mitochondria, ribosomes, and endoplasmic reticulum. Provide a brief definition of each in the notes section. Review the tour of the animal cell and refer to this labeled diagram of an animal cell.
[Slide 3] A labeled diagram of a phospholipid bilayer, AKA the fluid mosaic model of the cell membrane. Click on the link to review the structure and function of the phospholipid bilayer that makes up the cell membrane. Include a brief discussion of the molecules that make up phospholipids and how water facilitates the arrangement of the phospholipid bilayer (Hint: the terms "hydrophobic" and "hydrophilic" are important).

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Effect of oil on ocean life
PowerPoint Slide
Explain the results of one of the studies conducted to assess the effect of oil on ocean life, summarized in this article: https://woods.stanford.edu/news-events/news/oil-causes-heart-problems-fish. To develop your explanation, include:

The effects of oil on ocean life can be devastating for many reasons. In fact, the research led by Stanford Woods Institute Senior Fellow Barbara Block had found that crude oil is "cardiotoxic" to fish and other marine life. Crude oil interrupted the ability of the heart of the fish to beat regularly and effectively. Crude oil is a mixture of chemicals that are toxic to marine animals. Crude oil contained toxic compounds like "polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon" (PAHs) that is found in coal tar, creosote, air pollution and stormwater runoff from the land. PAH can persist for many years in the aftermath of an oil spill. The researchers had also found that crude oil interferes with cardiac cell excitability, contraction and relaxation that are vital processes for normal beat to beat contraction and pacing of the heart. Crude oil also disrupted the specialized ...

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The effects of oil on ocean life can be devastating for many reasons. In fact, the research led by Stanford Woods Institute Senior Fellow Barbara Block had found that crude oil is "cardiotoxic" to fish and other marine life. Crude oil interrupted the ability of the heart of the fish to beat regularly and effectively.

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