There is a lot of action at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. A turbulent mixed layer of water and sediment particles known as the bottom boundary layer circulates counterclockwise across the seafloor, flowing against the water above.
Researchers out of Columbia University’s Earth Institute have found a new and unexpected biological phenomenon in the Gulf of Mexico: that communities of phytoplankton are thriving above natural oil seeps.
A Florida State University researcher and his team have developed a comprehensive analysis of oil in the Gulf of Mexico and determined how much of it occurs naturally and how much came from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill.
The Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Falkor research vessel will depart on a science mission from the Port of Pascagoula today.
The University of Mississippi and the University of Southern Mississippi will lead one of eight large research teams participating in a $112.5 million project to learn how the Gulf of Mexico has fared since the 2010 BP oil spill.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is among institutions participating in a research team that the University of Mississippi and the University of Southern Mississippi are leading in a $112.5 million project to learn how the Gulf of Mexico has fared since the 2010 BP oil spill.