Video: USF Researchers Prep for Unprecedented Gulf Trip

Dr. Steve Murawski, USF College of Marine Science professor and director of the C-IMAGE consortium, is the expedition’s chief scientist.

(Click for video) Dr. Steve Murawski, USF College of Marine Science professor and director of the C-IMAGE consortium, is the expedition’s chief scientist.

USF St. Petersburg researchers will study the impact of oil spills on the Gulf of Mexico.

(From 10News) — Researchers from the University of South Florida College of Marine Science, along with colleagues representing institutions across the country and internationally, are set to embark on a 40-day research cruise through the Gulf Mexico to gather key data that will provide a more complete understanding of the destructive effects from two significant oil spills.

The USF-led research group will study the seas, coastlines and reefs impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon and 1979 Ixtoc oil spills, the two largest submarine blowouts in history.

Emerald Morrow has the report.

Read the full article here: http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/usf-researchers-prep-for-unprecedented-gulf-trip/286102408

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