The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative’s science community is encouraged to participate in the NOAA Research Council’s efforts to expand the agency’s application of emerging science and technology and guide transformative advancements in NOAA science, products, and services.
When a marine oil spill occurs, it is vital to quickly determine where and when to dispatch response operations.
Scientists synthesized data from 53 peer-reviewed laboratory studies that investigated how Deepwater Horizon oil may affect 20 ray-fin fish species.
University and industry scientists are developing a benign alternative to chemical dispersants used for oil spill response, such as COREXIT used during Deepwater Horizon.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) is pleased to announce an updated Sea Grant publication that incorporates the latest science that answers the top five most frequently asked oil spill questions by people who depend on a clean and healthy Gulf of Mexico.
Scientists Seek In-the-Wild Fish Response to Oil Exposure – NOVEMBER 5, 2019 Much research takes place in laboratories where scientists can carefully control and manipulate conditions, but the results only tell part of a story. The next step is learning how laboratory findings play out in the real world. That’s what scientists are doing by…
Following Deepwater Horizon, there was concern about how the oil spill might affect marine life. Since then, scientists have learned more about how polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) affect marine organisms, especially commercially and recreationally important fisheries.
Researchers examined the biological and physiological response of phytoplankton to oil and oil plus dispersant in laboratory experiments.
The Deepwater Horizon incident affected more than 1,700 km of Gulf of Mexico coastline. Chemical compounds from the oil spill posed a risk to human health, especially children whose play behaviors often bring them in direct contact with sand and water.
Scientist John Taylor with the University of Cambridge analyzed simulations of small-scale fronts (<10 kilometers across) to better understand how they influence buoyant material transport across the ocean.