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Scientists Use Oil Spill Research to Track Pollution in Biscayne Bay

September 22, 2016

(GoMRI) September 22, 2016 It’s almost like a game of tug-of-war. There are growing numbers of residents, tourists, and industry at one end and the environment where people live, work, and play at the other. When the former increases, the latter is stressed. This scenario plays out all over the world, especially in coastal areas. […]

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Current event: Scientists study trash, pollution flow in Biscayne Bay

September 13, 2016

(Miami Herald) September 13, 2016 by Jenny Staletovich In mangroves behind Vizcaya, plastic bottles, tampon applicators and bits of styrofoam regularly get trapped in the tangle of roots as if captured in a storm drain. Out the mouth of the Miami River and across Biscayne Bay on Miami Beach, stormwater flushes human and animal wastes […]

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Rapid Response Study Characterizes Behaviors of Accidental Short-Term Oil Blowouts

August 26, 2016

(GoMRI) August 26, 2016 An interdisciplinary scientific team conducted a rapid response sampling campaign in the immediate aftermath of the 2013 Hercules 265 blowout to determine if sediment and fish were polluted above established baseline levels. Surface sediments and fish bile analyses suggested that the blowout transported and deposited an increased concentration of Hercules-derived hydrocarbons […]

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Drifters, Bamboo Plates Reveal Gulf Of Mexico Current Insights

May 20, 2016

By Daniel Kelly on May 20, 2016 (Enviromental Monitor) In 2012, we watched as scientists with the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE), funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI), launched hundreds of GPS-equipped drifters into the Gulf to track their movements. This was part of the […]

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