Ten years later, BP oil spill continues to harm wildlife—especially dolphins – APRIL 17, 2020 (From National Geographic / by Joan Meiners / April 17, 2020) Some species, such as brown pelicans, have rebounded, while long-lived species have been hindered for generations. Still, data is scarce. New Orleans, Louisiana – On April 20, 2010, an…
Marine ecosystems provide many valuable resources for humans, including seafood and petroleum. Conservation policies that protect marine ecosystems, especially pollution and petroleum-related policies, depend on accurate scientific data about the ways different marine species experience pollution.
The unprecedented quantities of oil released during the Deepwater Horizon discharge and the chemical dispersants used during the response effort raised concerns about how Gulf of Mexico ecosystems would be affected.
Scientists conducted a year-long mesocosm experiment to assess if the expansion of tropical black mangroves (Avicennia germinans) into Gulf of Mexico saltmarshes dominated by temperate cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) affected marsh response to oiling.
The award-winning animated series “The Adventures of Zack and Molly” released a new episode of kid-friendly science content about the deep ocean.