Farewell 2020 – Frequently Asked Questions – JULY 15, 2020 (From Farewell 2020 Newsletter) For this farewell newsletter issue, we asked a group of individuals from across GoMRI a few Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about their experience as part of the program. We thank these individuals for taking the time to provide such thoughtful responses.…
Deepwater Horizon oil impacted over 1,700 km of Gulf of Mexico coastline and prompted 89 beach closures, largely due to uncertainty about health risks associated with oil contamination.
The Smithsonian’s Ocean Portal published an article that describes some of the discoveries that scientists have made about microbes in the Gulf of Mexico.
Hydrocarbons from oil slicks floating on the ocean’s surface can be aerosolized by evaporation, breaking waves and bursting bubbles.
Here are four recent studies that highlight their findings, which help improve our understanding about the spill’s possible sublethal effects on fish and establish a new baseline of data that researchers can use for future studies of Gulf of Mexico fishes.
There is now a novel way to reach audiences and help spark their interest in ocean science that involves the very popular world of video gaming. Launched by E-Line Media in conjunction with the BBC and researchers involved with their Blue Planet II series, the single-player narrative adventure Beyond Blue takes players deep into our ocean’s mysterious and fascinating world.
On Wednesday, June 10th, GoMRI leadership stood in solidarity with #ShutDownSTEM. GoMRI fully acknowledges that Black Lives Matter and changes need to be made in the scientific community, and we will work with our communities to eliminate racism from scientific research. We stand behind the recent statements made by AAAS and our partner organizations.
On Wednesday, June 10th, GoMRI leadership stood in solidarity with #ShutDownSTEM. GoMRI fully acknowledges that Black Lives Matter and changes need to be made in the scientific community, and we will work with our communities to eliminate racism from scientific research. We stand behind the recent statements made by AAAS and our partner organizations. –…
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) is pleased to announce a new report that draws from five workshops hosted by the Sea Grant Oil Spill Outreach Team where emergency responders and oil spill science researchers from around the Gulf of Mexico gathered to learn from one another.
Deepwater Horizon: What we learned from worst oil spill ever – JUNE 10, 2020 (From The Christian Science Monitor / Doug Struck / June 10, 2020) Why We Wrote This – When a long-term project winds down, reflecting on gains and losses is part of the process. Thousands of experts studied oil spills and the…
Marine protists are single-celled planktonic creatures that form the base of the marine food web and perform important ecosystem services, including driving photosynthesis and the carbon and nitrogen cycles.