The Sea Lab’s Outreach Coordinator contributes to synthesis on Deepwater Horizon oil spill – MAY 7, 2019 (From EurekAlert! / May 7, 2019) The Sea Lab’s Discovery Hall Programs Outreach Coordinator Rachel McDonald’s work conducting outreach on ACER’s research is featured in a special issue of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative’s (GoMRI) Current: The…
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Continues to Impact Environment – APRIL 23, 2019 (From Technology Networks / April 23, 2019) Nine years ago tomorrow—April 20, 2010—crude oil began leaking from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig into the Gulf of Mexico in what turned out to be the largest marine oil spill in history. A long-term study…
Nine years since the explosion that triggered the disaster, Phil Keating reports on whether the Gulf ecosystem is recovering.
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…
A new study of the Deepwater Horizon response showed that massive quantities of chemically engineered dispersants injected at the wellhead — roughly 1,500 meters (4,921 feet) beneath the surface — were unrelated to the formation of the massive deepwater oil plume.
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin’s Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas are lending their expertise to this study, specifically looking at how oil impacts cardiac health in fish.
An international team of researchers has completed a seven-year baseline study of fish populations in the Gulf of Mexico in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Degradation rates of oil were slower in the dark and cold waters of the depths of the Gulf of Mexico than at surface conditions, according to an international team of geoscientists trying to understand where the oil went during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Anglerfish live most of their lives in total darkness more than 1,000 meters below the ocean surface. Female anglerfish sport a glowing lure on top of their foreheads, basically a pole with a light bulb on its end, where bioluminescent bacteria live.
U.S. scientists are working with their Cuban counterparts to study the waters near the island nation. And as David Levin reports on Here & Now, what they learn could benefit both countries.