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.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) is pleased to announce new Sea Grant informational brochures on two popular marine animals – sea turtles and dolphins – that many people were concerned about after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Now seven years later, scientists have a better understanding about how they fared.
Looking to answer the question of how the BP oil disaster five years ago affected whales and dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico, a research team is returning to the Gulf.
Did whale and dolphin populations change after the oil spill? Prior monitoring indicated that large numbers of these deep-diving marine mammals were living near the Deepwater Horizon site.