Smithsonian Releases Animated Video on Three Discoveries from Oil Spill Studies – JUNE 16, 2021 The Smithsonian’s Ocean Portal published an animated video that explores a few of the discoveries that came from several projects funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative. After taking viewers back to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the animation…
The Smithsonian’s Ocean Portal published an article that takes readers back to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the need to estimate its impact on the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystems.
The Smithsonian’s Ocean Portal published an article that describes some of the discoveries that scientists have made about microbes in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Smithsonian’s Ocean Portal published an interactive tool featuring maps and graphics showing where Deepwater Horizon oil traveled. The story map also includes locations for where responders applied chemical dispersants on the Gulf’s surface and other sources where oil enters the Gulf, such as offshore oil and gas platforms and natural seeps.
The Smithsonian’s Ocean Portal published an article about deep sea coral affected by the Deepwater Horizon incident and how their recovery is linked to the sea creature that lives on them. The ECOGIG research consortium are monitoring the health of these corals over time using high-resolution imagery, and they have made some amazing discoveries.
Scientists are finding fascinating discoveries in the largely unknown deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Some fishes, invertebrates, and bacteria have evolved a special adaptation to living in dark conditions using bioluminescence.
Unhealthy lifestyle choices are a major contributor to obesity, but did you know that a component in dispersants used to treat oil spills and in many personal care products could increase fat cell production?
Phytoplankton are active organic carbon producers and help drive the processes that move carbon from the ocean surface to the sea floor. Scientists are investigating impacts from the sudden large input of carbon from the Deepwater Horizon spill on this important biological cycle.
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is one of many stressors affecting wetlands ecology, and scientists are investigating impacts from natural and human-caused disturbances on marsh health and surrounding water chemistry.
The Smithsonian Ocean Portal posted a story on the GoMRI-funded CARTHE project, a multi-year research effort to study how the ocean moves.