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Oil Spills

From Oceanus Magazine

September 6, 2012

Do Oil and Corals Mix?

WHOI scientists explore impacts of Deepwater Horizon

February 6, 2012

Tracking Toxic Chemicals in Oil Spills

Does out of sight mean into the air or into fish?

January 19, 2012

Scientists Solve a Deepwater Horizon Mystery

What was that odd flotsam that appeared after the Gulf oil spill?

October 12, 2011

Every Chromatogram Tells a Story

Technique detects the multitude of chemical compounds in oil

September 14, 2011

Research Road Trip

Audio slideshow: A three-day, 500-mile quest for tarballs

September 5, 2011

Up From the Seafloor Came a Bubbling Brew

Scientists use a novel method to measure rate of Deepwater Horizon oil spewing into the Gulf

July 21, 2011

Four Men. Twelve Hours. One Crucial Sample.

In a tense overnight mission, scientists grab oil from the deep

July 18, 2011

A Plume of Chemicals from Deepwater Horizon

Some hydrocarbons from the oil spill lingered in the depths

July 14, 2011

Of Predators, Prey, and Petroleum

Do microscopic marine animals help bacteria degrade oil?

May 5, 2011

Life and Death in the Deep Sea

Does the Gulf oil spill threaten vital seafloor communities?

April 15, 2011

Oil, Microbes, and the Risk of Dead Zones

Did oil-eating microbes deplete oxygen in the Gulf of Mexico?

April 8, 2011

Does Oil Affect Animals' Cellular Machinery?

Scientists investigate genes activated by contaminants

March 23, 2011

Gliders Tracked Potential for Oil to Reach the East Coast

Finding the location shifting Gulf Loop Current was critical

January 26, 2011

After the Oil Spill, Finding a Drop in the Ocean

New, highly sensitive method can track dispersant in Gulf of Mexico

September 17, 2010

Tracking a Trail of Oil Droplets

WHOI devices create ways to see tiny things in a big ocean

May 14, 2009

While Oil Gently Seeps from the Seafloor

Oil naturally leaking into the ocean offers a 'laboratory' to study accidential spills

May 28, 2008

Popular Way to Assess Oil Spills Can Be Misused

WHOI chemist issues warning before 'pom-pom' method becomes standard practice

April 23, 2007

Still Toxic After All These Years

Does oil spilled in 1969 still have impacts on wildlife? Ask a fiddler crab.

Oil in Our Coastal Back Yard
October 13, 2004

Oil in Our Coastal Back Yard

Spills on WHOI's shores set the stage for advances in mitigating and remediating oil spills

Mixing Oil and Water
June 23, 2004

Mixing Oil and Water

Tracking the sources and impacts of oil pollution in the marine environment

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