Presence for GoMRI Researchers at the 2014 International Oil Spill Conference – March 12, 2015 (From Winter 2015 Newsletter) A number of researchers and students participated in the International Oil Spill Conference 2014 (IOSC) held May 5-8 in Savannah, Georgia. As a result, nine GoMRI Research articles, spanning multiple research consortia, were chosen from the…
Snow in the Gulf of Mexico – March 12, 2015 (From Winter 2015 Newsletter) It may not happen too often on land, but beneath the surface of the ocean, it’s a whole different story. As plants and animals living near the ocean’s surface die, they decay and fall to the seafloor in a natural phenomenon…
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative is pleased to announce that Research Board Chair Dr. Rita Colwell published an editorial in the March 2015 Environmental, Coastal, and Offshore (ECO) Magazine.
ADDOMEx studies microbial biofilms’ impacts on oil and dispersants
Looking to answer the question of how the BP oil disaster five years ago affected whales and dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico, a research team is returning to the Gulf.
When oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill first began washing ashore on Pensacola Municipal Beach in June 2010, populations of sensitive microorganisms, including those that capture sunlight or fix nitrogen from the air, began to decline.
In this seminar, which is free and open to the public, scientists will present the latest fisheries-related research about the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and dispersant application on Gulf of Mexico habitats, communities, and individual species.
Scientists from Troy University and the University of Copenhagen, who are studying potential oil spill impacts on seafloor-dwelling marine life, examined microscopic invertebrates that live in the sediment (meiofauna).