Oil Spills


From Oceanus Magazine

Reassessing Guidelines for Oil Spill Cleanups

Sunlight plays key overlooked role in fate of oil in the ocean

A Long Trail of Clues Leads to a Surprise About Oil Spills

Sunlight transforms oil compounds on the ocean surface

To Track an Oil Spill

Robotic "bloodhound" to sniff for oil in ice-covered oceans

Did Dispersants Help Responders Breathe Easier?

Chemical spray in Deepwater Horizon improved air quality at surface

Scientists and Navy Join Forces

NATO seeks advice to avoid collateral environmental damage

What Happened to Deepwater Horizon Oil?

Did dispersants help microbes break down oil?

Hidden Currents in the Gulf of Mexico

An armada of floats reveals unknown pathways in the deep

Where Did Deepwater Horizon Oil Go?

Tracking where and how oil traveled in the deep ocean isn't easy

Do Oil and Corals Mix?

WHOI scientists explore impacts of Deepwater Horizon

Tracking Toxic Chemicals in Oil Spills

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

Scientists Solve a Deepwater Horizon Mystery

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

Every Chromatogram Tells a Story

Technique detects the multitude of chemical compounds in oil

Research Road Trip

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

Up From the Seafloor Came a Bubbling Brew

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

Four Men. Twelve Hours. One Crucial Sample.

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

A Plume of Chemicals from Deepwater Horizon

Some hydrocarbons from the oil spill lingered in the depths

Of Predators, Prey, and Petroleum

Do microscopic marine animals help bacteria degrade oil?

Life and Death in the Deep Sea

Does the Gulf oil spill threaten vital seafloor communities?

Oil, Microbes, and the Risk of Dead Zones

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

Does Oil Affect Animals' Cellular Machinery?

Scientists investigate genes activated by contaminants

Gliders Tracked Potential for Oil to Reach the East Coast

Finding the location shifting Gulf Loop Current was critical

After the Oil Spill, Finding a Drop in the Ocean

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

Tracking a Trail of Oil Droplets

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

While Oil Gently Seeps from the Seafloor

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

Popular Way to Assess Oil Spills Can Be Misused

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

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

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

Mixing Oil and Water

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