Dolphin. Provided by Kaitlin Frasier.

Study Uses Big-Data Approach to Identify Distinct Dolphin “Clicks” in Acoustic Recordings

Researchers designed an automated network-based classification method to process large acoustic datasets and identify distinct dolphin click types without requiring prior knowledge of their distinguishing features. The method identified seven click types from over 50 million echolocation clicks recorded in the Gulf of Mexico – six clicks of unknown origin and one click belonging to the Risso’s dolphin species.

GoMRI Mourns the Passing of Dr. John Reynolds

It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Dr. John Elliot Reynolds passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017. One of Reynolds many roles was co-Principal Investigator with the Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems (C-IMAGE) funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) conducting marine life impact studies after the Deepwater Horizon incident.

Beneath the Horizon: A Web Resource for the 1979 and 2010 Oil Spills

Scientists and outreach personnel created an on-line resource that examines two major oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico: The Deepwater Horizon in the northern Gulf and the Ixtoc in the southern Gulf. Beneath the Horizon website, developed by the C-IMAGE research group and Jake Price Productions, explores these spills, the people who coped with and responded to these disasters, and expectations for recovery.