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USFSP oceanographer works to prepare for next disaster – NOVEMBER 2, 2019 (From Tampa Bay Times / November 2, 2019) The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 was the largest marine oil spill in history. Almost 5 million barrels of oil flowed unchecked into the Gulf of Mexico for six months; the damage persists and…
Scientists analyzed radiocarbon isotopes, which identify the source of carbons in compounds such as oil and methane, and applied those “fingerprints” to quantify recovery of deep-seafloor sediment contaminated by Deepwater Horizon.
Researchers at Florida State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology analyzed degradation processes of oil that was deposited along Gulf of Mexico beaches following Deepwater Horizon.
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Scientists traced and analyzed methane bubbles as they ascended from a deep seafloor seep to the ocean’s surface and compared results to two computer models’ output to better understand methane dissolution processes.
Scientist and author M. Mitchell Waldrop accompanied researchers, funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, as they conducted the largest experimental simulation to-date of the Deepwater Horizon oil intrusion.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) congratulates Dr. Joel Kostka on his election as a 2019 American Academy of Microbiology (AAM) Fellow.
Albert Einstein considered art and science to be entwined, stating that “Experiencing the mysterious is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and science.”
The Deepwater Horizon incident occurred at 1500 m depth, where the pressure is approximately 15 MPa, but little is known about how such high pressure affects the metabolic processes involved with oil biodegradation for bacteria that live there.