The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative is pleased to announce a new Sea Grant product that concisely summarizes recent science regarding how dispersants work, how they are used, and how they affect sea life.
Nine years since the explosion that triggered the disaster, Phil Keating reports on whether the Gulf ecosystem is recovering.
Following Deepwater Horizon, researchers have been conducting multi-year studies on the health of Gulf of Mexico marine life.
Scientists conducted laboratory experiments to investigate if copepod behavior can reshape the size frequency distribution of oil droplets.
NRC is seeking a PDF researcher to lead the identification and characterization of phytoplankton species that decline or proliferate in response to petroleum oil exposure and develop DNA-based markers for informative species so that they may be quantified in situ in the ocean environment.
Why 240 bright pink wooden cards were dumped in the Lake Worth Lagoon – APRIL 12, 2019 (From The Palm Beach Post / April 12, 2019) Knowing the ebbs and flows, eddies and flushes of the Lake Worth Lagoon is key for restoration as nutrients circulate and silt settles depending on water moving in the…
Researchers described, for the first time, the dynamics and interactions of regional ocean flows with both anticyclonic eddies (circulating clockwise) near Cuba’s northern coast (dubbed “CubANs”) and cyclonic eddies (circulating counter-clockwise) along Florida’s southern coast.
The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine released their evaluation findings that assessed the effects and efficacy of dispersants as an oil spill response tool.
Petroleum hydrocarbons buried in sandy beaches are protected from tides and UV light and, thus, may persist longer in the environment than oil on the beach surface.
Scientists conducted mesocosm experiments with natural microbial communities to compare oil emulsion and dispersion mechanisms by microbial secretions of exopolymeric substances, EPS, also known as gels, and Corexit, a dispersant.