The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) is pleased to announce new Sea Grant informational brochures on two popular marine animals – sea turtles and dolphins – that many people were concerned about after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Now seven years later, scientists have a better understanding about how they fared.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) congratulates its Research Board Chair Dr. Rita Colwell on her selection as the 2017 Vannevar Bush Award recipient. This award honors exceptional lifelong leaders in science and technology who have made substantial contributions to the nation’s welfare through public service in science, technology, and policy.
Many people have heard of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill and may have even kept up with its impacts in the following years. But how many have experienced a first-hand account from someone close to the spill?
Scientists examined Red Snapper and Spanish Mackerel larvae before, during, and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to determine if and how the spill may have affected them.
Scientists used GPS data collected from ocean drifters during Hurricane Isaac with a coupled atmosphere-wave-ocean model to better understand how hurricanes affect upper ocean circulation. The researchers found that hurricane-induced Stokes drift (wind-wave-driven water mass transport) created a cyclonic rotational flow to the storm’s left and an anticyclonic rotational flow to its right.
The high cost and small catch sizes associated with deep-sea research often limits scientists’ ability to study many deep-pelagic species. Mike Novotny examines the stomach contents of various bathypelagic fishes to better understand their feeding habits and collect valuable data.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) congratulates Dr. Jeffrey (Jeff) Chanton, the John W. Winchester Professor of Oceanography, for receiving the Florida State University (FSU) 2017-2018 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor award.
The Sea Grant Oil Spill Outreach Program is collaborating with NOAA entities to extend the two-way dialogue with sectors who were impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Researchers surveyed oil spill studies between 1968 and 2015 to characterize the field and describe changes. The team found that, despite its episodic nature, oil spill research is a rapidly expanding field with a growth rate greater than science as a whole.
7th year of the largest coordinated research endeavor around an ocean event.