Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Alabama
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Alabama Project

Impacts of PFAS Contaminants on Oyster Health and Food Safety.

March 2020 - September 2022


Participating Agencies

  • AL/MS SeaGrant

We are investigating the potential impacts of PFAS (toxins) on oyster populations in Mobile Bay. Variation in PFAS body burden in relation to environmental conditions will be measured in oysters collected from the bay. In addition, we are quantifying the physiological consequences of these toxins to respiration and growth of oysters. Stakeholders will use our results to inform management of oyster populations, water quality, and food safety protocols.