When oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill first began washing ashore on Pensacola Municipal Beach in June 2010, populations of sensitive microorganisms, including those that capture sunlight or fix nitrogen from the air, began to decline.
In this seminar, which is free and open to the public, scientists will present the latest fisheries-related research about the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and dispersant application on Gulf of Mexico habitats, communities, and individual species.
Scientists from Troy University and the University of Copenhagen, who are studying potential oil spill impacts on seafloor-dwelling marine life, examined microscopic invertebrates that live in the sediment (meiofauna).
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative encourages its science community to help shape federal disaster response and strengthen the Nation’s preparedness level and response to oil spills.
The BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill dumped millions of gallons of oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico nearly five years ago, but the effects still linger.
After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, many Gulf residents wanted to know where the oil was going and how fast it would get there. Conor Smith is improving the accuracy and turn-around time of satellite-derived surface current velocity estimates for better ocean transport information.
Mount Allison University Researcher Part of a $7.25 M Grant to Study Effects of Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Mount Allison University Researcher Part of a $7.25 M Grant to Study Effects of Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill – February 26, 2015 Mount Allison University geography and environment professor Dr. Zoe Finkel is collaborating with researchers in a multi-university consortium that received $7.25 million to study the impact of the Deep Water Horizon oil…
Ocean Leadership President & CEO Sherri Goodman presented Lindsey Dornberger and Kristina Deak of the University of South Florida with the James D. Watkins Award for Excellence in Research.
Opportunities: Aggregation and Degradation of Dispersants and Oil by Microbial Exopolymers (ADDOMEx)
The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon (DwH) drilling rig in the northern Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010 released ~ 4.1 million barrels of oil over 84 days with an estimated 60% of this reaching the sea surface.