ECOGIG Natural Seeps Geology of the Gulf

ECOGIG Scientists Dr. Joe Montoya, Dr. Andreas Teske, Dr. Samantha Joye and Dr. Ian McDonald describe their collaborative research approach during preparations for the Spring 2014 cruise aboard the RV/ Atlantis with research sub ALVIN. Long term sampling and monitoring of the natural seeps in the Gulf of Mexico, a global hotspot for these, is crucial for understanding they impacts of oil and gas from explosions like the Deepwater Horizon. Credit: Finch Productions, LLC