Preliminary Results from 2015:

- Fish species:

Ceratoscopelus warmingii, Argyropelecus aculeatus, and Sigmops elongatus

- Shrimp species:

Acanthephyra purpurea

- Cephalopods:

Grimalditeuthis bonplandi, Histioteuthis corona, Japetella diaphana


 - Low concentrations in 2015, suggests recovery of deep pelagic communities

- Higher concentrations in gut samples indicate food is the primarily source of PAHs

- Large spatial variability of PAHs denotes the importance of large-scale sampling for assessment of impacts