Every Chromatogram Tells a Story
Technique detects the multitude of chemical compounds in oil.
At Deepwater Horizon, Basic Research Was Applied
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?
A Small Sip from a Big Gusher
A deep-sea device proves ideal for getting essential samples.
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 .
Undersea Asphalt Volcanoes Discovered
Erupting oil paved the seafloor with mysterious mounds.
Asphalt Volcanoes on the Seafloor
An audio slideshow on the exploration of Il Duomo.
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.
Oil Spill a Bane for Buzzards Bay, a Boon for Coastal Science
A Bane for Buzzards Bay, a Boon for Coastal Science.
Oil from Spill Lingers in West Falmouth Marsh
A Local Spill Revisited
By John Teal, Oceanus magazine, 1993
by George Hampson and Howard Sanders, 1969
From Oceanus magazine