In recognition of the Deepwater Horizon 10th anniversary, researchers with the Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems (C-IMAGE) led by the University of South Florida developed a booklet that features highlights of studies funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI).
The National Marine Mammal Foundation (NMMF), who leads the Consortium for Advanced Research on Marine Mammal Health Assessment (CARMMHA), published a special article marking the 10th anniversary of Deepwater Horizon.
Researchers who have spent a decade studying impacts from the Deepwater Horizon incident offered their personal perspectives as they reflected upon the oil spill’s 10th anniversary in an engaging series titled “Deepwater Diaries.”
April 20, 2020 is the 10th anniversary of Deepwater Horizon, and scientists funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) have been studying the oil spill’s impacts since then and providing knowledge that will help us be better prepared for future spills.
Marine ecosystems provide many valuable resources for humans, including seafood and petroleum. Conservation policies that protect marine ecosystems, especially pollution and petroleum-related policies, depend on accurate scientific data about the ways different marine species experience pollution.
The unprecedented quantities of oil released during the Deepwater Horizon discharge and the chemical dispersants used during the response effort raised concerns about how Gulf of Mexico ecosystems would be affected.
Scientists conducted a year-long mesocosm experiment to assess if the expansion of tropical black mangroves (Avicennia germinans) into Gulf of Mexico saltmarshes dominated by temperate cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) affected marsh response to oiling.
The award-winning animated series “The Adventures of Zack and Molly” released a new episode of kid-friendly science content about the deep ocean.
Oil that enters a marine environment can attach to particulate matter suspended in the water and form oil particle aggregates, which then sink to the seafloor.
Scientists who monitored large marine mammals with Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) technology during and following Deepwater Horizon were able to estimate population densities for the cryptic pygmy sperm and dwarf sperm whales (Kogia species).