It is with deep sadness that the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) shares the news that David J. Hollander, PhD passed away unexpectedly at his home in Gulfport, FL on September 26th, 2020.
Here are four recent studies that highlight their findings, which help improve our understanding about the spill’s possible sublethal effects on fish and establish a new baseline of data that researchers can use for future studies of Gulf of Mexico fishes.
Technical advances in genomics since Deepwater Horizon have revealed the natural capacity of microbes to catalyze bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons.
April 2020 marks ten years since the tragic Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico. It also marks a decade of oil spill research that followed funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiate (GoMRI), resulting in more than 1,350 peer-reviews studies published so far, that are helping us understand the oil’s fate and impacts and be better prepared for future spills.
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).
10 years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, oil pollution found in thousands of fish, study says
10 years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, oil pollution found in thousands of fish, study says – APRIL 20, 2020 (From CNN / by Ashley Strickland / April 20, 2020) (CNN) – Oil pollution has been detected in thousands of fish in the Gulf of Mexico, including higher levels in popular seafood choices like…
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 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).