The National Marine Mammal Foundation (NMMF), who leads the Consortium for Advanced Research on Marine Mammal Health Assessment (CARMMHA), published a special article marking the 10th anniversary of Deepwater Horizon.
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.
Following Deepwater Horizon, researchers have been conducting multi-year studies on the health of Gulf of Mexico marine life.
A dedicated research team of over 50 specialists from academia, non-profit organizations, animal care providers, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are continuing the assessment of Gulf of Mexico dolphins to learn how the 2010 oil spill affected these vulnerable marine mammals.
Sharing science can be lots of fun, especially during events that have a light-hearted atmosphere where people gather for a good time. This past year, researchers and outreach staff from consortia funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative participated in a variety of events to share ocean and marine science that’s being used to study the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.