Scientists confirmed that methane-derived carbon, likely from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill entered the food web via small particles through a pathway known as methanotrophy.
Researchers from Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center (OC) recently participated in a three-week field campaign in the Gulf of Mexico that centered on the fate of oil that is released into the environment.
Researchers have known that pollutant exposure alters the ability of ecological systems to degrade those pollutants upon encountering them again.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) congratulates one of its own, Christopher Reddy, on his selection for 2014 Clair C. Patterson Award.
The National Research Council is conducting a Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences (DSOS 2015), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) is sponsoring this effort. Dr. Rita Colwell, Chair of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Board encourages its funded scientists to participate and inform this effort with their ongoing work.
Scientists from the University of Florida surveyed the vegetation at oiled and non-oiled Louisiana marsh sites to assess impacts from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Scientists with the University of Rhode Island, Tulane University, and the Cabot Corporation conducted tests using Carbon Black (CB) particles for more effective, safe, and low-cost oil spill remediation as compared to traditional dispersants.
Researchers are deploying drones and sensors off the Florida coast to predict the impact of the next Deepwater Horizon.
In this digital multimedia age, scientists with the Center for Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems (C-IMAGE) are taking their work to the public via a series of podcasts, bringing their research to life in a way that traditional print media never could.
Participants received professional development credits for the state of Louisiana, and they came away with working knowledge about the realities and processes involved with ocean research.