Latest David Valentine Stories
When scientist David Valentine and colleagues published results of a study in early 2011 reporting that bacterial blooms had consumed almost all the deepwater methane plumes after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil spill, some were skeptical.
A new study explains how DNA was used to identify microbes present in the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that devastated the region last year.
A new computer model of the Gulf of Mexico in the period after the oil spill provides insights into how underwater currents may have primed marine microorganisms to degrade the oil.
The nearly 200,000 tons of methane released into the Gulf of Mexico during last year's Deepwater Horizon oil spill were ingested by microbes in just four months.
In the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, a team of scientists led by UC Santa Barbara's David Valentine and Texas A&M University's John Kessler embarked on a research cruise with an urgent mission: determining the fate and impact of hydrocarbon gases escaping from a deep-water oil spill.
Do manufactured dispersants interfere with microbes' natural oil-dispersing ability?
Twenty years ago, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez was exiting Alaska's Prince William Sound when it struck a reef in the middle of the night.
U.S. scientists have found organisms thousands of feet below the Pacific Ocean's surface off Santa Barbara, Calif., are feasting on oil -- lots of oil. Until now, nobody knew how many oil compounds were being eaten.
- Growing in low tufty patches.