University of New Orleans doctoral student Kendal Leftwich, who is a member of the LADC-GEMM research consortium investigating how Deepwater Horizon affected large marine mammals, created and implemented a year-long physics methodology to engage high school students in university research.
Because oil and water don’t mix easily, oil droplets in the ocean environment tend to aggregate into larger masses, which hinders microbial degradation.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) congratulates its Research Board Vice Chair Dr. Margaret Leinen for receiving the 2019 American Geophysical Union’s Ambassador Award.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative’s science community is encouraged to participate in the NOAA Research Council’s efforts to expand the agency’s application of emerging science and technology and guide transformative advancements in NOAA science, products, and services.
When a marine oil spill occurs, it is vital to quickly determine where and when to dispatch response operations.
Scientists synthesized data from 53 peer-reviewed laboratory studies that investigated how Deepwater Horizon oil may affect 20 ray-fin fish species.
University and industry scientists are developing a benign alternative to chemical dispersants used for oil spill response, such as COREXIT used during Deepwater Horizon.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) is pleased to announce an updated Sea Grant publication that incorporates the latest science that answers the top five most frequently asked oil spill questions by people who depend on a clean and healthy Gulf of Mexico.
Scientists Seek In-the-Wild Fish Response to Oil Exposure – NOVEMBER 5, 2019 Much research takes place in laboratories where scientists can carefully control and manipulate conditions, but the results only tell part of a story. The next step is learning how laboratory findings play out in the real world. That’s what scientists are doing by…
USFSP oceanographer works to prepare for next disaster – NOVEMBER 2, 2019 (From Tampa Bay Times / November 2, 2019) The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 was the largest marine oil spill in history. Almost 5 million barrels of oil flowed unchecked into the Gulf of Mexico for six months; the damage persists and…