On the surface, it appears that the dispersants used to break up the 200 million gallons of oil spilled following the Deepwater Horizon explosion of 2010 did their job.
We are pleased to share the fall 2014 issue of the GoMRI newsletter. We hope you continue to find it a useful way to keep up with the GoMRI research community’s activities.
David Christiansen is dedicated to investigating water movement and using those findings to improve local water systems.
From March-December 2010 during ten research cruises covering over 105,000 square kilometers, scientists documented the fate and dynamics of Deepwater Horizon methane emissions around the blowout site.
Biodegradation? Chromatography? While scientists toss these terms around with no problem, they can sound like a foreign language to others.
Louisiana State University scientists assessed wetland soils for changes in oil compound levels before and after oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout reached Louisiana marshes.
The September 2014 issue of BioScience features seven peer-reviewed articles authored by GoMRI-funded scientists and engineers discussing key phenomena occurring at the time of the Macondo blowout.
Using high-resolution DNA sequencing of specific marker genes to analyze microbial community composition, scientists tracked the diversity and abundance of water-column bacteria before and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Florida scientists analyzed over 7,400 Gulf of Mexico fish representing 103 species for skin lesions after fishermen reported diseased fish after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Scientists from Haverford College and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution investigated the presence of dispersants following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.