Monthly Archives: March 2015

Publication Highlights Study Explains Pathways for Oiled Marine Snow Formation Passow_adding oil_1487

University of California Marine Science Institute researcher Uta Passow investigated the formation of aggregated oil and organic material, commonly called marine snow, after the Deepwater Horizon spill. ←Lab manager Julia Sweet prepares treatments for the rolling tanks experiments. (Photo provided by Uta Passow) She found that microbes and plankton had distinct interactions with oil, subsequently Read More

Video and Podcasts How Crude Oil is Formed and How it Behaves in the Environment How Crude Oil is Formed and How it Behaves in the Environment

Chris Reddy, an oil scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and research for DEEP-C, explains how crude oil is formed and how it behaves in the environment. A CPALMS perspective Video by Chris Reddy

Video and Podcasts Using Oil Fingerprints to explain the Origins of Spilled Oil Using oil fingerprints to explain the origins of spilled oil

Humans aren’t the only ones who get their fingerprints taken. Learn how this scientist is like a crime scene investigator using oil fingerprints to explain the origins of spilled oil. A CPALMS perspective Video by Chris Reddy.

Publication Highlights Study Describes Two New “Mud Dragon” Species Discovered in Gulf of Mexico Mud Dragon 1639

Scientists from Troy University and the University of Copenhagen, who are studying potential oil spill impacts on seafloor-dwelling marine life, examined microscopic invertebrates that live in the sediment (meiofauna). They identified about twenty-two different kinorhynchs, worm-like animals commonly called mud dragons, including several new to science. They characterized two of these new species and published Read More