The five year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is less than a month away. Our beaches along the Gulf Coast are clean, but it’s estimated some four to 10 percent of the oil is still on the bottom of the Gulf.
Looking to answer the question of how the BP oil disaster five years ago affected whales and dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico, a research team is returning to the Gulf.
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.
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.
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…
Coastal Alabama is well-known for its vast biological diversity and now a consortium of in-state researchers has been awarded a major grant to investigate how that wide range of marine life may have helped the state cope with oil and dispersants coming from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.