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Image : Mixing Oil and Water

satellite image shows the flood of sediment pouring out of the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico
Researchers from the WHOI Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department collect samples of oil deposited on the shores of Falmouth, Massachusetts, following an April 2003 spill. Three generations of WHOI scientists have studied the effects of oil in the marine environment through firsthand observations of four nearby spills and smaller, chronic inputs from development and commerce in the industrialized Northeast. (Tom Kleindinst, WHOI Graphic Services.)


Last updated: May 24, 2011

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