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Five Things The Gulf Oil Spill Has Taught Us About the Ocean

April 20, 2015

While researching the spill, scientists tracked deep-sea sharks, found new mud dragons, and discovered a type of ocean current By Hannah Waters smithsonian.com The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill is considered the largest accidental marine spill in U.S. history and a disaster for human and non-human communities along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. […]

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5 years after BP spill, drillers push into riskier depths

By CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press 04/20/2015 ON THE GULF OF MEXICO Five years after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, the industry is working on drilling even further into the risky depths beneath the Gulf of Mexico to tap massive deposits once thought unreachable. Opening this new frontier, miles below the bottom of the Gulf, […]

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Award Winning Video Teaches Drone Technology for Oil Spill Research

March 17, 2015

(GoMRI) The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative congratulates the CARTHE research team for their first place award-winning video Drones at the Beach. Over 37,000 middle school students across twenty-one countries selected the winning ocean science research videos after a two-month evaluation of the top entries that best explained scientific results and significance. The Florida Center […]

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Grad Student Smith Keeps Surface Currents and Disaster Response on His Radar

February 26, 2015

(GoMRI) Grad Student Smith Keeps Surface Currents and Disaster Response on His Radar – February 26, 2015 Conor and UM researcher Guillaume Novelli (right) celebrate the end of a long day recovering and redeploying drifters. On this day, they tracked one hundred drifters, recovered their GPS data, and released them back into the water. (Photo […]

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