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2012-04-12 10:19:28

Inadequate knowledge about the effects of deepwater oil well blowouts such as the Deepwater Horizon event of 2010 threatens scientists' ability to help manage and assess comparable events in future.

Deepwater Horizon Spill Left Behind Sick Dolphins
2012-03-28 11:29:01

NOAA marine mammal biologists are reporting signs of poor health in bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf Coast. The dolphins, located in Barataria Bay, may be experiencing poor health due to exposure from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010.

Gulf Oil Spill Seriously Impacted Deep-sea Corals: Study
2012-03-27 07:34:00

Scientists reported on Monday that they have found “compelling evidence” that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has seriously impacted deep-sea corals.

Zooplankton Among First To Show Evidence Of Exposure To Deepwater Horizon Oil
2012-03-23 05:24:35

Oil remnants from the Maconda-1 oil field have been discovered in animals in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Zooplankton samples collected from the Gulf of Mexico have shown positive evidence of exposure to oil that may have directly originated from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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2012-03-14 10:37:41

Mathematical methods help predict movement of oil and ash following environmental disasters.

2012-03-12 21:23:37

When oil started gushing into the Gulf of Mexico in late April 2010, friends asked George Haller whether he was tracking its movement.

2012-03-12 20:28:42

When oil started gushing into the Gulf of Mexico in late April 2010, friends asked George Haller whether he was tracking its movement.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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