When the Deepwater Horizon disaster leaked an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, many researchers feared that coastal ecosystems would never be the same.
Scientists used a mathematical approach to uncover path-defining “structures” beneath Gulf waters that governed the movement of oil following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The GoMRI community congratulates the recent appointment of two of their own – Drs. David Halpern and Steven Murawski to the National Research Council Ocean Studies Board (OSB)
Oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill acted as a catalyst for plankton and other surface materials to clump together and fall to the sea floor in a massive sedimentation event that researchers are calling a “dirty blizzard.”