Scientists compared how different surfactants affect bacterial adhesion to oil droplets (20−60 μm), which is necessary for biodegradation.
The Smithsonian’s Ocean Portal published an article that describes how scientists are using the In Situ Ichthyoplankton Imaging System (ISIIS) to photograph zooplankton organisms and gather information about salinity, temperature, dissolved oxygen, and light levels.
Scientists conducted laboratory experiments using an abundant natural clay material, kaolinite, modified with carbon derived from chitosan as an environmentally friendly alternative to chemical dispersants and visualized resulting phenomena at nanoscale detail.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative congratulates Dr. Samantha “Mandy” Joye’s distinction as University of Georgia’s Regents Professor, effective 1 July 2019.
Scientists conducted a time-series investigation of methane concentrations, oxidation rates, and rate constant (the instantaneous capacity of the methanotrophic community to consume methane) to describe methane dynamics after the oil spill.
Deepwater Horizon and the GoMRI Program: Then and Now – APRIL 25, 2019 The lives tragically lost on April 20 2010, the loss experienced by their families, and the loss of others’ health and livelihoods will never be forgotten. Nine years after Deepwater Horizon, we reflect on the challenges and uncertainties that coastal residents and…
Following Deepwater Horizon, researchers have been conducting multi-year studies on the health of Gulf of Mexico marine life.
Scientists conducted laboratory experiments to investigate if copepod behavior can reshape the size frequency distribution of oil droplets.
Researchers described, for the first time, the dynamics and interactions of regional ocean flows with both anticyclonic eddies (circulating clockwise) near Cuba’s northern coast (dubbed “CubANs”) and cyclonic eddies (circulating counter-clockwise) along Florida’s southern coast.