The peer reviewed study has found four distinct groupings of dolphin deaths within the Northern Gulf of Mexico Unusual Mortality Event (UME). Three of the groupings followed the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The scientists compared the number and demographics of dolphin deaths across the Gulf from January 2010–June 2013 to patterns from 1990–2009. They looked for Read More
The National Research Council released their new report Sea Change: 2015-2025 Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences. This report identifies eight strategic research priorities for the next decade that will continue to advance scientific understanding of the ocean. The report is available for free download here. You can also register for the public webinar being given Read More
The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Marine Science has an immediate opening for a POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE in the field of BIOLOGICAL OCEANOGRAPHY/MARINE ZOOPLANKTON ECOLOGY. The successful candidate will work with a large, multidisciplinary team of senior and early-career scientists, graduate and undergraduate students and staff in the Consortium for Coastal River-Dominated Ecosystems (CONCORDE) Read More
Today, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the release of a new study report, Investigations of Chemosynthetic Communities on the Lower Continental Slope of the Gulf of Mexico. This is the result of a 5 year field study to discover and characterize sea floor communities that live in association with hydrocarbon seeps on Read More
Register now (deadline is Jul 13) for AIBS Biological Sciences Congressional Districts visits– http://www.aibs.org/public-policy/congressional_district_visits.html
2012 NOAA workshop report is good resource regarding dispersant use during DWH oil spill– http://www.crrc.unh.edu/workshops/dispersant_future_11/Dispersant_Initiative_FINALREPORT.pdf.
Investigators funded by NOAA, BOEM, USGS, Census of Marine Life and NSF find impacts of DWH oil spill on deep sea coral ecosystems near the well site– news at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=123555&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click; publication at http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/03/23/1118029109.full.pdf+html?sid=97130868-7d9b-440f-8d04-618c0157813c.
Dauphin Island Sea Lab leads study on microbes that actively degrade oil spill in marshes– http://www.springerlink.com/content/e46g688n71043684/.