Louisiana scientists conducted genetic sequencing on oil-exposed blue crabs to identify genes involved in the blue crabs’ short-term responses to oil.
Concern about how the Deepwater Horizon oil spill may continue to negatively affect wild bottlenose dolphins living in the spill’s footprint remains high.
Have you seen these drift cards? Scientists need your help in locating these small, eco-friendly wood cards, as part of a scientific experiment studying our local ocean currents.
When oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill began approaching land, one proposed response was to divert Mississippi River water and sediment into the marshes to try and push surface oil more towards the Louisiana-Texas shelf. Linlin Cui is investigating the impacts of Mississippi River diversions on Barataria Bay hydrodynamics to help inform how future oil spill responders plan and execute freshwater diversions.
Scientists analyzed synthetic aperture radar satellite (SAR) imagery to compare the magnitude and distribution of floating oil from natural seeps in the Gulf of Mexico and the Deepwater Horizon spill.
Major environmental disturbances such as oil spills can alter a marine ecosystem’s structure and even cause species losses or additions in impacted areas – changes which may have long-term consequences for an ecosystem’s functions.
Scientists are finding fascinating discoveries in the largely unknown deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Some fishes, invertebrates, and bacteria have evolved a special adaptation to living in dark conditions using bioluminescence.
Fall 2016 – Note from the Research Board Chair – NOVEMBER 28, 2016 (From Fall 2016 Newsletter) Dr. Rita Colwell, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University Announcing the Release of GoMRI’s Special Issue of Oceanography The Research Board is pleased to announce the release of the special issue of the journal Oceanography featuring the…
Summertime & Fall Fieldwork – NOVEMBER 28, 2016 (From Fall 2016 Newsletter) To highlight the summer and fall research seasons, we asked the GoMRI-funded consortia to tell us what they’ve been working on by asking them three questions: What did your consortia do during the summer and fall field seasons? What was one of the…
Fall 2016 – Frequently Asked Questions by Dr. Chuck Wilson – NOVEMBER 28, 2016 (From Fall 2016 Newsletter) Dr. Chuck Wilson, Chief Scientific Officer for the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI), answers a few frequently asked questions about the program. Question: GoMRI recently announced a call for research proposals (RFP- VI). What are the…