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- Posted on April 16, 2015A post-doctoral position is available for interdisciplinary research involving the dispersion of oil spills and the interactions of oil with planktonic marine organisms.
- Posted on April 14, 2015Responders to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill used nearly two million gallons of dispersant to assist biodegradation and prevent shoreline oiling.
- Posted on April 13, 2015The scientific team underwritten by oceanographer Robert Ballard, who located the remains of the Titanic in 1985, is kicking off an exploration of deepwater corals and other species to determine […]
- Posted on April 13, 2015As the fifth anniversary of the BP oil spill approaches, a research vessel is expected to set sail from Gulfport this morning to study some of the effects of the 2010 disaster.
- Posted on April 10, 2015The dispersant used to remediate the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is more toxic to cold-water corals than the spilled oil, according to a study conducted at Temple University.
- Posted on April 7, 2015A first-of-its-kind study observed how oil droplets are formed and measured their size under high pressure.
- Posted on April 7, 2015Auburn University scientists documented submerged oil mats and surface residual balls (also known as tar balls) on Alabama’s sandy beach systems and analyzed the physical and chemical evolution of compounds matching the characteristics of Macondo oil.
- Posted on April 6, 2015Nearly five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative remains steadfast in investigating the effect of oil spills on the environment and public health.
- Posted on April 2, 2015During the Deepwater Horizon incident, both oil and methane entered the surrounding marine environment from the Macondo reservoir. Scientists are investigating the released methane’s effects on deep-sea ecosystems.