The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) is pleased to announce a new Sea Grant publication that discusses various ways that oil exposure can impact mangroves, which have partially submerged root systems that make them especially sensitive to contaminants.
Scientists compared laboratory-generated weathered oil with weathered oil samples collected during Deepwater Horizon to better understand how different processes, specifically photo-oxidation and bio-oxidation, affect how oil changes chemically and physically.
Following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, resource managers recognized the need for species-specific fish risk assessments to help identify which organisms and habitats would be most affected.
Scientists compared oil biodegradation model parameters and ran simulations to understand the relative importance of variables that affect predictions for oil fate from a deep-water release.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) congratulates Dr. Tracey Sutton for being honored with the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Provost’s Research and Scholarship Award.
It is with deep sadness that the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) shares that Dr. Ciro V. Sumaya passed away on Sunday December 1, 2019. Dr. Sumaya, who served on the GoMRI Research Board since the program’s inception, was a medical doctor who specialized in pediatric infectious diseases.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) is pleased to announce a new Sea Grant publication on technologies that complement traditional ship, satellite, and mooring-based tools that researchers use to study oil spills, including Deepwater Horizon.
University of New Orleans doctoral student Kendal Leftwich, who is a member of the LADC-GEMM research consortium investigating how Deepwater Horizon affected large marine mammals, created and implemented a year-long physics methodology to engage high school students in university research.
Because oil and water don’t mix easily, oil droplets in the ocean environment tend to aggregate into larger masses, which hinders microbial degradation.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) congratulates its Research Board Vice Chair Dr. Margaret Leinen for receiving the 2019 American Geophysical Union’s Ambassador Award.