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Image : WHOI Science Mission to Study Deepwater Horizon Spill Using Mass Spectrometry and AUV Sentry

In addition to coordinating all the research efforts, the expedition’s Chief Scientist Rich Camilli will use underwater mass spectrometers called TETHYS to investigate underwater hydrocarbon plumes. Developed by Camilli, TETHYS is capable of identifying minute quantities of petroleum and other chemical compounds in seawater instantly. (Photo by Ben Van Mooy, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


Last updated: July 28, 2014

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