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Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Team news

Posted by on in Gulf Science and Education

NEWS from the Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Team of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative:

The Team just released a final, in-depth publication to close out 2017 entitle, Corals and oil spills. Scientists discovered that the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill injured some deep water coral communities, while others in shallow areas appeared unharmed. All of Team science outreach publications can be found here.

Upcoming 2018 oil spill science workshops.

  • Responding to oil spills: Offshore and deep sea habitatsJanuary 9, 2018—Available in person and online
    Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Complex, Lacombe, LA. Free event, last in three-part series, will bring scientists and emergency responders together to discuss offshore and deep sea spill response. Lunch will be provided for attendees registered by January 5.

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Andy Shepard is former director and advisor for the Gulf of Mexico Research Collaborative (www.gomurc.org).  Previous experiences include: National Undersea Research Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, as Science Director, marine operations specialist, chief scientist on undersea expeditions, and Center Director (2004-2008); 2008-2011-- Associate Director, Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research and Technology at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Fort Pierce, FL.  His research interests include: advanced undersea research technologies for ocean ecosystem studies; research, monitoring and management of benthic habitats and associated living resources; and assessment of fishing gear performance and environmental impacts.
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