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.
The ocean’s deep-pelagic ecosystem is the largest and least understood habitat on Earth. In the Gulf of Mexico, it was the largest ecosystem affected by the Deepwater Horizon incident.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) congratulates Dr. Tracey Sutton for being honored with the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Provost’s Research and Scholarship Award.
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill overlapped with the spawning activities of many ecologically and economically important tuna species.
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.”
Marine Biologist to Explore Gulf’s Uncharted Deep Sea – JUNE 4, 2019 (From PR Newswire / June 4, 2019) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The deep sea and the marine life it contains is still largely mysterious. USFSP Marine Biology Professor Heather Judkins and a team of researchers will spend the next two and a half…
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) is pleased to announce the Marine Technology Society Journal special issue, Advancing Oil Spill Technology: Beyond the Horizon (Volume 52, Number 6, November/December 2018).
Researchers provided some of the first descriptions of the feeding habits of eight deep-sea fishes using dietary tracers (stable isotopes), offering insight into the trophic structure of deep-sea ecosystems and informing ecosystem-based modeling.
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.
The deep-pelagic habitat (200 m depth to just above the seabed) is the largest habitat in the Gulf of Mexico, yet we know very little about it compared to coastal and shallow-water habitats.