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Four Years Later, Gulf's Marine Life Still Feeling Significant Impacts From Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
2014-04-18 13:31:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico approaches, much of the region’s environment and marine life are still feeling the effects of the largest accidental oil spill in US history. Despite the continued impact on the environment and wildlife, BP – formerly British Petroleum – said in a statement on Tuesday that it has ended its “active cleanup” of Louisiana’s coast. This...

Deepwater Horizon Rig Wreckage Oil Sheens
2013-07-17 09:12:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Oil sheens recently discovered floating at the ocean's surface near the site of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster were caused by pockets of oil trapped within the wreckage of the sunken rig, according to the results of a new chemical analysis. The sheens, which were first reported to the US Coast Guard by BP last September, had led to some concern that the capped Macondo Well that played a key role in the largest offshore oil...

2013-05-16 23:03:12

http://www.datasite.com - The US oil and gas sector could soon see a raft of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity as a result of the new regulations brought in following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. New York, US (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Click here to read the full article: http://bit.ly/15F8gLj The US oil and gas sector could soon see a raft of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity as a result of the new regulations brought in following the Deepwater Horizon...

Subsea Injection Of Chemicals Didn't Prevent Oil From Rising To Sea Surface Suggested By Study
2012-12-05 14:00:11

University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science Groundbreaking 3D models show that oil droplets were too small for dispersants to have significant impact The 2010 blowout of the Macondo well in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico resulted in the region's largest oil spill in U.S. history. As the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) incident unfolded, in an effort to prevent the oil from coming to the surface and reaching coastal and marsh ecosystems, chemical dispersants were...

Clean-Up Makes Gulf Spill More Toxic
2012-12-01 10:57:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In 2010, British Petroleum's Deepwater Horizon offshore oilrig spilled 4.9 billion gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, creating an ecological disaster. A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes (UAA) reveals that the two million gallons of dispersant used to clean it up is even worse — 52 times more toxic than the oil alone. The research team, using oil from...

Oil Eating Bacteria Help Clean Up Deepwater Horizon Disaster
2012-09-12 15:06:11

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Deepwater Horizon, an ultra-deepwater, dynamically positioned, semi-submersible off-shore drilling rig was an engineering marvel that set the record for drilling the world´s deepest oil well in September 2009. The roughly 7-mile-deep well is now infamous for being the site of the single largest off-shore oil spill in history, a disaster that captured the attention of world media for over 3 months. While BP has accepted...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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