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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Christopher M. Reddy

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Photo Galleries
» Lab members and colleagues
» M/V Cosco Busan oil spill in San Francisco (November 2007)
» R/V Cape Hatteras cruise (Summer 2004)
» R/V Oceanus cruise (April 2004)
» Isolating organic compounds from blubber
» Santa Barbara (CA) oil seeps
» Bouchard 120 oil spill (April 2003)
» Lowes Cove, ME
» R/V New Horizon cruise (Spring 2001)
» Pettaquamscutt River, RI (April 1999)
» Winsor Cove (Bouchard 65 oil spill 1974)
» Wild Harbor Marsh (Florida oil spill 1969)

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Photo Gallery: Bouchard 120 oil spill (April 2003)

In April 2003, the oil barge Bouchard 120 spilled 400,000 liters of No. 6 fuel oil into Buzzards Bay, MA. Initially, we collected oil samples floating on the water surface in Buzzards Bay. We then settled on a six-month survey studying how the composition of oil changed on oil-covered rocks at Nyes Neck (N. Falmouth), which is located on the east side of Buzzards Bay.

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