Dr. Stephen Kajiura , Professor of Biology, is one of the first to quantify the physiological effects of whole crude oil on the olfactory function of the Atlantic stingray, Hypanus sabinus , in a recent publication in Scientific Reports. “Elasmobranchs are renowned for their well-developed sensory systems...Any impairment of these sensory systems could have a damaging effect on their survival and fitness.” Read more here .