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Statement from the President and Director
Susan K. AveryWHOI President and Director Susan K. Avery discusses the uncontrolled flow of oil in the Gulf of Mexico
May 26, 2010 - the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is offering a multi-disciplinary suite of scientific and technological capabilities based on four decades of experience in oil spill research. Learn more about what we are doing and what we've learned from past spills.


Testimonies and Briefings
John Farrington TestimonySeptember 24, 2010
Testimony to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
John W. Farrington, Interim Dean and Professor, School of Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and Scientist Emeritus, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Christopher M. ReddyJune 15, 2010
Oversight Hearing on “Ocean Science and Data Limits in a Time of Crisis: Do NOAA and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have the Resources to Respond?"
Christopher M. Reddy, Ph.D., Associate Scientist, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Christopher M. Reddy June 10, 2010
Hearing On "The BP Oil Spill: Human Exposure and Environmental Fate"
Christopher M. Reddy, Ph.D.
Associate Scientist, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Rich CamilliSeptember 27, 2010
Testimony to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
Richard Camilli, Ph.D., Associate Scientist, Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Rich CamilliMay 19, 2010
Testimony on Acoustic Technology for Determining Oil Spill Size
Richard Camilli, Ph.D.
Associate Scientist, Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Press Conferences
Press ConferencePress Conference: August 19, 2010
WHOI researchers presented the results of research conducted in the Gulf of Mexico aboard the research vessel Endeavor to assembled group of reporters at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. .
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WHOI News Releases
 First Study of Dispersants in Gulf Spill Suggests a Prolonged Deepwater FateJanuary 26, 2011
First Study of Dispersants in Gulf Spill Suggests a Prolonged Deepwater Fate
To combat last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill, nearly 800,000 gallons of chemical dispersant were injected directly into the oil and gas flow coming out of the wellhead nearly one mile deep in the Gulf of Mexico.  Now, as scientists begin to assess how well the strategy worked at breaking up oil droplets, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) chemist Elizabeth B. Kujawinski and her colleagues report that a major component of the dispersant itself was contained within an oil-gas-laden plume in the deep ocean and had still not degraded some three months after it was applied.
Source: Media Relations

December 9, 2010
National Deep Submergence Facility Vehicles Assist in Response to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
The U.S. National Deep Submergence Facility has had a growing and important role in the ocean science community’s response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  With the recent R/V Atlantis/Alvin expedition (Nov. 8 – Dec. 3), now each of the three NDSF vehicles has been employed in the Gulf, to characterize the plume, collect samples, and map and explore the seafloor for signs of the spill’s impact.
Source: Media Relations

December 3, 2010
WHOI Website Will Take Viewers Deep into the Gulf
It may take years before scientists determine the full impact of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But, utilizing the human-occupied submersible Alvin and the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Sentry, researchers are about to investigate—and view first-hand—the possible effects of the spill at the bottom of the Gulf. And, from Dec. 6-14, the mission will be relayed to the public as it happens on the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s (WHOI) Dive and Discover website (http://divediscover.whoi.edu).
Source: Media Relations

Rich and ChrisAugust 19, 2010
WHOI Scientists Map and Confirm Origin of Large, Underwater Hydrocarbon Plume in Gulf
Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) detected and characterized a plume of hydrocarbons that is at least 22 miles long and more than 3,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, a residue of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The work presents a forensic snapshot of the plume characteristics in June and is reported in a study appearing in the Aug. 19 issue of the journal Science.
Source: Media Relations

cameron at the epa meetingJune 17, 2010
WHOI Participates in Meeting Aimed at Finding Solutions to Control or Stop Oil Spill
On June 1, 2010, members of the staff of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) participated in a meeting at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington, D.C., to consider possible alternative solutions to capping or controlling the flow of oil from the Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico. The conclusions and recommendations of the Deep Ocean Task Force, the ad hoc group initiated and convened by director James Cameron, are now available online.
Source: Media Relations

sentryJune 23, 2010
WHOI Science Mission to Study Deepwater Horizon Spill Using Mass Spectrometry and AUV Sentry
A multidisciplinary team of investigators from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution embarked June 17 for a twelve-day research effort in the Gulf of Mexico aboard the RV Endeavor, conducting three simultaneous projects funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) “RAPID” program. The projects aim to locate, map, and characterize subsurface oil plumes extending from the Deepwater Horizon well head using novel technology and the latest in biogeochemical techniques.
Source: Media Relations

Judith McDowellJune 14, 2010
WHOI Joins Consortium to Study, Minimize Effects of Gulf Oil Spill
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is partnering with two Louisiana institutions to determine the myriad impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil discharge into the Gulf of Mexico and to devise and implement possible solutions to the disaster.
Source: Media Relations


In the News
Did BP's oil-dissolving chemical make the spill worse?
Monday, May 30, 2011
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

One Year After BP Oil Spill, At Least 1.1 Million Barrels Still Missing
Monday, April 25, 2011
Scientific American

One year later, gulf oil disaster still puzzles scientists
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Reesenews

Gulf spill: Where did the oil go and what did it do?
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Christian Science Monitor

Chris Reddy: Much patience needed on Gulf spill effects
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Providence Journal

Scientists Brew 'Green' Dispersants in Gulf Spill's Wake
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
New York Times

Gulf oil spill has been a long struggle for humans and a coastline
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Journal and Courier

Happy Anniversary
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Huffington Post

Today in the news: Many questions on first anniversary of oil spill
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Harrisburg Daily Register

Gulf oil disaster still puzzles scientists
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
CNN International

Gulf oil disaster still puzzles scientists
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
CNN

Gulf spill sickness wrecking lives
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Aljazeera.net

Oil Spill Victims Say Future Recovery of Gulf is Connected to Compensation Fund
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Fox News

The gulf oil spill's toxic legacy
Monday, February 28, 2011
Camden Advertiser

'Fog Of Research' Clouds Study Of Oil's Effects In Gulf
Thursday, February 24, 2011
WBEZ

'Fog Of Research' Clouds Study Of Oil's Effects In Gulf
Thursday, February 24, 2011
NPR

Robotic vehicles study oil spill
Monday, February 14, 2011
ScienceAlert

BP, Putting Oil Spill Behind It, Reports 4th Quarter Profit: But is That The End of the Story?
Friday, February 4, 2011
Triple Pundit

Oil in Gulf of Mexico: Biologists cite need for critical data to determine ecological consequences
Thursday, February 3, 2011
University of Florida

Oil Dispersants Persist in the Deep
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Chemical & Engineering News

BP's Oil Spill Legacy: 5 Stories That Still Matter
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
TakePart

Dispersants Fail to Biodegrade Following Use in Gulf Oil Spill
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Daily Nexus

No disappearing act: Dispersant ingredient lives on months after BP oil disaster
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
FavStocks

Oil dispersants lingering
Monday, January 31, 2011
Boston Globe

BP Oil Spill: Dispersants study from Woods Hole
Friday, January 28, 2011
Examiner.com

Deep-Sea BP Spill Dispersants Didn't Degrade for Months
Friday, January 28, 2011
Wired News (blog)

More research needed on oil dispersants: An editorial
Friday, January 28, 2011
NOLA.com

Oil Spill: Months Later, Questions Remain Over Chemical Dispersants
Friday, January 28, 2011
TIME (blog)

Chemical Dispersants Used by BP Linger in Deep Sea Plume
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Common Dreams

Chemical Dispersants Used by BP Linger in Deep Sea Plume
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Environment News Service

Fate Of Dispersants In Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Thursday, January 27, 2011
RedOrbit

Gulf oil dispersant hung around for months
Thursday, January 27, 2011
TG Daily

Mixed results shown from dispersants in BP spill
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Chattanooga Times Free Press

Mixed results shown from dispersants in BP spill
Thursday, January 27, 2011
NBC2 News

Mixed results shown from dispersants in BP spill
Thursday, January 27, 2011
The Associated Press

Mixed results shown from dispersants in BP spill
Thursday, January 27, 2011
KWQC 6

Mixed results shown from dispersants in BP spill
Thursday, January 27, 2011
CTV.ca

Mixed results shown from dispersants in BP spill
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Laramie Boomerang

Mixed results shown from dispersants used in BP oil spill
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Hattiesburg American

Oil Dispersants Lingered in Deep Ocean, Scientists Say
Thursday, January 27, 2011
New York Times Green blog

Oil dispersants lingering deep in Gulf of Mexico
Thursday, January 27, 2011
The Green Blog, Boston Globe

Oil spill dispersants don't disappear
Thursday, January 27, 2011
MSNBC

First Study of Dispersants in Gulf Spill Suggests a Prolonged Deepwater Fate
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
YubaNet.com

First study of dispersants in Gulf spill suggests a prolonged deepwater fate
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Bioscience Technology

First study of dispersants in Gulf spill suggests a prolonged deepwater fate
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
PhysOrg.com

First study of dispersants in Gulf spill suggests a prolonged deepwater fate
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
ScienceBlog.com (blog)

Author to speak at oil spill symposium in Georgia
Monday, January 24, 2011
HazMat Management Magazine

Talk on the Gulf oil spill at the South Shore Natural Science Center
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The Patriot Ledger

Gulf oil spill was abated by bacteria that feed on hydrocarbons, report says
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Washington Post

Bacteria saved gulf from ruin
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Washington Post

Will The Gulf Ever Be Oil-Free?
Slate Magazine
Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Cape's top 10 tech stories of 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Cape Cod Times

Corals 'Severely Slimed' After Oil Spill, Sub Expedition Finds
Monday, December 20, 2010
Our Amazing Planet

I?upiaq People Ask: ?Will We Be The Victims Of The Next Oil Spill Disaster??
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
CounterCurrents.org

Scientists treat Gulf spill site like 'crime scene'
Monday, December 20, 2010
Cape Cod Times

Dives To Gulf Seafloor Turn Up Sea Life Near Well
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
NPR

What's Going On At The Bottom Of The Gulf
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
NPR

WHOI Website Takes Viewers Deep into the Gulf
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
EP Magazine

A Holiday Season of Hope and Fear in the Oily Gulf
Monday, December 6, 2010
Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)

WHOI Website Takes Viewers Deep into the Gulf
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
EP Magazine

WHOI website will take viewers deep into the Gulf
Friday, December 3, 2010
FirstScience

NOAA hunting for missing oil in Gulf of Mexico
Monday, December 6, 2010
Examiner.com

Submarine Scours Bottom of Gulf
Friday, December 3, 2010
Good Morning America- ABC

Bacteria deep in the Gulf of Mexico consumed oil faster than expected, study finds
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The Daily Post

Deep Sea Coral Graveyard Found In Gulf
Monday, November 8, 2010
Popular Fidelity

Massive Coral Die-Off Found Just 7 Miles from BP Oil Spill Site
Monday, November 8, 2010
Discover Magazine (blog)

Giant Coral Die-Off Found?Gulf Spill "Smoking Gun?"
Friday, November 5, 2010
National Geographic

Oil spill cruise finds field of dead coral
Friday, November 5, 2010
Nature.com

Scientists find dead and dying coral covered with a brown substance 7 miles from BP oil spill site
Thursday, November 4, 2010
NOLA.com

GEN co-sponsored roundtable discussion on Gulf Oil Spill
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
News-Medical.net

Robots of the Gulf Spill: Fishlike Subs, Smart Torpedoes
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
National Geographic

Gulf Spill explored in MIT Museum Soapbox lecture series
Friday, October 22, 2010
Boston Globe (Green Blog)

Volunteer Army: The BP Gulf Oil Disaster
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Audubon Magazine

Our Thirst for Oil: A Deeper Dive
Monday, October 18, 2010
Wall Street Journal

Giant Oil Plume in Gulf
Monday, October 11, 2010
Enviro.BLR.com

The Joys of Making a Difference in Science
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Chronicle of Higher Education

Report says White House downplayed Gulf spill estimates, fudged numbers
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Palm Beach Post

Report critical of government response to gulf oil spill
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Los Angeles Times
(AP piece also ran in Denver Post, AZ Central.com, Akron Beacon Journal, Seattle Times, Concord Monitor, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, The Republic, Lexington Herald Leader, Bellingham Herald)


Gulf Coast governors to take charge of oil spill research fund
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Joplin Globe

BP research funds to be handled by gulf governors
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Los Angeles Times

Experts offer lessons from the Gulf oil spill
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Providence Journal

BP Oil: Gulf Sediment at Risk, Oceanographer Claims
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
U.S. News & World Report

Federal confusion over Gulf of Mexico oil spill took toll on public trust, panel leaders say
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
NOLA.com

BP official: Industry, government not prepared for oil spill
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Kansas City Star

Spill panel says federal confusion lost public trust
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Akron Beacon Journal (blog)

Gulf Drilling Moratorium May Be Lifted Early
Monday, September 27, 2010
AOL News

Press Briefing by Federal On-Scene Coodinator Rear Admiral Paul Zukunft, September 27, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
eNews Park Forest

Gulf governors to direct BP science fund
Friday, September 24, 2010
AZ Central.com

How clean is clean? NOAA ship Pisces sets sail today on 10-day mission to find out
Friday, September 24, 2010
Examiner.com

Planned distribution of BP research funds worries some scientists
Friday, September 24, 2010
LA Times

Feds say no BP plumes under water
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Upstream Online

NOAA's ESRL to Study Impacts of Deepwater Horizon Spill
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Examiner.com

Gulf leak is over, impacts still uncertain
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
TheDay.com

Deepwater site shifts from gusher to underwater laboratory
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Scientific American (blog)

The 24-Hour Science Cycle
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The Huffington Post

Thousands of marine animals still in danger from hidden oil in Gulf
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
PhysOrg.com

U.S. government: No sign of undersea plume from BP spill
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Reuters

Right move on gulf
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Guelph Mercury

Obituary Finally Written for BP Oil Well, But Spill Fallout Will Linger for Years
Monday, September 20, 2010
NewsInferno

The Wicked Well is Dead, Complete Gulf Restoration Pledged
Monday, September 20, 2010
Environment News Service

BP's well is dead, but so are the fish
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Natural Resources Defense Council

Science and the Gulf
Sunday, September 19, 2010
New York Times

Gases Dominate Gulf?s Subsea Plumes
Friday, September 17, 2010
US News and World Reports

Natural Gas From Ruptured Gulf Well Remained Trapped in Deep Waters
Friday, September 17, 2010
NY Times

Bacteria in the gulf mostly digested gas, not oil, study finds
Thursday, September 16, 2010
LA Times

Oil search comes up empty. But why are we still seeing it?
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Pensacola News Journal

Oil spill cleanup producing mixed messages
Thursday, September 16, 2010
TampaBay.com

Why the Gulf Oil Spill Isn't Going Away
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
National Geographic

Massive amounts of oil at bottom of Gulf of Mexico
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
The Times of India

U.S. to combine research projects to find subsea Gulf oil
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
USA Today

No Dead Zones Observed or Expected as Part of BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Monday, September 13, 2010
Cape Cod Gazette

Feds find no dead zones caused by BP's oil spill: Study suggests dispersants were used properly
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Houston Chronicle

Eschew the Scientific Sound Bite
Friday, September 10, 2010
Columbia Journalism Review

Oil from Gulf spill will not create dead zones,' study says
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Kansas City Star

Oil spill science: Mapping subsurface plumes in the Gulf - September 06, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Nature.com (blog)

UA professor to study oil?s effects on anemones
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Tuscaloosa News

The mystery of the missing oil plume
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Nature.com

Nature's microbes take care of oil spill
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The Coloradoan

Cousteau: Slow and steady will win in Gulf
Monday, August 30, 2010
CNN (blog)

Scientists exhibit hubris
Monday, August 30, 2010
Lexington Dispatch

Tiny Gulf Sea Creature Could Shed Light on Oil Spills Impact
Monday, August 30, 2010
Examiner.com

Diluted Pollution Still Pollutes: Opinion
Friday, August 27, 2010
Discovery News

America's Gulf: Updating the Greatest Ever Environmental Crime
Friday, August 27, 2010
Media Monitors Network

Editorial: Gulf story shows importance of nuance
Friday, August 27, 2010
Online Athens

Oil-eating bug discovery raises Gulf hopes
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wired.co.uk

Bacteria seem to be doing a good cleanup job in gulf
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Los Angeles Times

Oil-eating bacteria responsible for ridding Gulf of toxic plume
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Arizona Daily Star

Deep-sea plumes: A rush to judgment?
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Science News

How reporters mangle science on Gulf oil
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
CNN.com

Bacteria seem to be doing a good cleanup job in gulf
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Los Angeles Times

Deep In Gulf Water, Bacteria Are Eating Spilled Oil
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
NPR Morning Edition

Microbe found eating dispersed oil in gulf
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle

Microbes consumed oil plume, study says
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Washington Post

How Fast Can Microbes Clean Up the Gulf Oil Spill?
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Scientific American

Government can't find Gulf oil? That doesn't mean it isn't there
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

First catch from the Gulf: Is the seafood safe?
Monday, August 23, 2010
USA Today

More on the gulf between oil-spill reporting and accuracy
Monday, August 23, 2010
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)

What Next: Assessing Deepwater Horizon damages and what we have yet to learn about the oil spill's impacts
Monday, August 23, 2010
Science blogs

Oil's gone? Dispute's not evaporating
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Houston Chronicle

22-mile oil plume lurks deep below the Gulf of Mexico surface and could harm wildlife: study
Friday, August 20, 2010
NY Daily News

Academic scientists say oil from gulf spill is not going away quickly
Friday, August 20, 2010
Washington Post

Giant Oil Plume Found Below Surface Of Gulf
Friday, August 20, 2010
NPR

Most BP Oil Still Pollutes the Gulf, Scientists Conclude
Friday, August 20, 2010
U.S. News & World Report

Researchers say they saw 22-mile hydrocarbon plume in Gulf
Friday, August 20, 2010
CNN

Woods Hole says oil trapped deep, degrading very slowly
Friday, August 20, 2010
The Boston Globe

Major study proves oil plume that's not going away
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Associated Press

Oil Plume Is Not Breaking Down Fast, Study Says
Thursday, August 19, 2010
New York Times

Oil Plume Study Raises New Questions on Spill
Thursday, August 19, 2010
PBS News Hour

Locals work to restore Gulf waters
Monday, August 16, 2010
Cape Cod Times

Emergency officials learn from gulf oil spill
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Turn to 10.com

Much Gulf Oil Remains, Deeply Hidden and Under Beaches
Thursday, August 5, 2010
National Geographic

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen, August 5, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
eNews Park Forest

Gulf Oil Disappearing in Spite of Obama
Thursday, August 5, 2010
LubbockOnline.com (blog)

Where Did All That Oil Go?
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
KIII TV3

Tracing Oil Reserves to Their Tiny Origins
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
New York Times

Gulf spill prompts Scripps scientists to lend a hand
Monday, August 2, 2010
San Diego News Room

Science Friday featuring Chris Reddy
Friday, July 30, 2010
NPR

New Gulf Oil Seeps Tied to Another Well
Thursday, July 22, 2010
National Geographic

West Falmouth Oil Spill, 41 Years Later
Monday, July 19, 2010
wbur.org

After Oil Spills, Hidden Damage Can Last for Years
Saturday, July 17, 2010
New York Times

WHOI lands funding for gulf oil spill tech
Friday, July 16, 2010
Mass High Tech

BP Gulf oil spill stopped for now: Live feed shows cap sealed and leak holding (Video)
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Examiner.com

Scientist: More Study Needed on BP Oil Dispersants
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Public News Service

2 scientists tell presidential oil spill commission fear of dispersants is mostly unfounded
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
NOLA.com

Scientists say Gulf spill altering food web
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
The Associated Press

URI graduate testifies at presidential panel, supports Gulf cleanup decisions
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Providence Journal

Methane bubble "doomsday" story debunked
Monday, July 12, 2010
io9

Natural leaks emit oil into the Gulf of Mexico
Monday, July 12, 2010
San Antonio Express

40 Years After Buzzards Bay Oil Spill
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Fox News

Corralling info on BP spill & coral
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
New York Daily News

Another Gulf mystery: Who's in charge of oil spill research efforts?
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Miami Herald

Drilling Down: Conversations on the Gulf Oil Disaster
Friday, July 2, 2010
PBS- "Need to Know"

BP Breaks Commitment to Fund Oil Spill Research After Obama Deal
Friday, July 2, 2010
Vineyard Gazette

1969 Oil Spills Left Lasting Legacies, What Will Be Longterm Impact Of BP Spill?
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
WBUR.org

MS enables liquid-liquid extraction of oil in Gulf of Mexico
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Chromatography Today

BP relief well nearing target
Monday, June 28, 2010
The Australian

Army of undersea robots at work on Gulf oil spill
Thursday, June 25, 2010
The Associated Press


Key decision on deepwater drilling could come Thursday
Thursday, June 24, 2010
CNN

Coast Guard: BP delayed access to site for flow-rate estimates
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
CNN

Government delayed measuring rate of oil flow for five weeks
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Nextgov

Research Mission Studies Oil Spill Using Autonomous Underwater Vehicle and Mass Spectrometry
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
National Science Foundation

Oil spill in the Gulf: you mean the studies are just beginning now?
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Military & Aerospace Electronics

Bacteria that can help clean up spill
Monday, June 21, 2010
Gulf Times

Initial Observations from the NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson
Monday, June 21, 2010
NOAA

Oil spill research postponed until $5 million arrives
Monday, June 21, 2010
Daily Reveille

Study foretold a consequence of oil leak
Monday, June 21, 2010
Boston Globe

Gulf of Mexico oil spill track researchers called in to assist locating source of BP oil spill
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Providence City Buzz Examiner

Oil threatens sperm whales in Gulf
Friday, June 18, 2010
CNN.com

Johnson says last major drilling spill was in 1969
Thursday, June 17, 2010
PolitiFact

Undersea robot aims for 3-D image of BP oil plume
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Reuters

Cameron?s Deep-Sea Team Issues Ideas for Well
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
New York Times- Dot Earth blog

Cranston native uses lessons learned in R.I. spill
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Providence Journal

USGS Director Quietly Wages 'Fearless' War on Oil Spill
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
New York Times

BP gives LSU $5 million for oil research
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
2TheAdvocate

New oil numbers may mean more environmental damage
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Las Vegas Sun

Oil spill response exposes oil companies' failures
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Seacoastonline.com

Underwater investigation
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
JUNEAU EMPIRE

Consortium to study gulf oil spill effects
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
UPI.com

On the trail of deep-sea oil: Massachusetts-built subs help scientists tracking Gulf plumes
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Boston Globe

Estimating How Much Oil The Gulf Spill Released
Monday, June 14, 2010
PhysOrg.com

Special Report: Deepwater spills and short attention spans
Monday, June 14, 2010
Reuters

Flow rate not easy to pin down
Sunday, June 13, 2010
istockAnalyst.com

BP receives 40,000 ideas to stop leak
Saturday, June 12, 2010
SunHerald.com

BP's Flow Rate: Is the Worst Yet to Come? ‎
Saturday, June 12, 2010
TIME

Experts say Gulf oil spill spilling twice as much oil into ocean as previously thought
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Island Crisis

Florida universities may get $10 million fast-tracked from BP
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Tampabay.com

In finding BP oil spill flow rate, lab science meets real world
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Christian Science Monitor

New oil numbers may do more harm to fish, wildlife
Saturday, June 12, 2010
The Associated Press

Oil Leak Update: Oil Hits Florida Waterways
Saturday, June 12, 2010
allvoices

Oil Spill Estimates: Always Changing, Always Bad ‎
Saturday, June 12, 2010
TIME

What will be left after the oil spill?
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Times Online

New BP oil spill flow estimates: 20,000 to 40,000 barrels per day
Friday, June 11, 2010
Christian Science Monitor

BP Oil-Leak Estimate Doubled by U.S. Science Panel
Friday, June 11, 2010
BusinessWeek

Democrats Want Chemical Disclosure in Gulf Spill Cleanup, Containment Efforts
Friday, June 11, 2010
New York Times

In 2008, BP Touted New Tech to Measure Oil Flow
Friday, June 11, 2010
The Atlantic

Marine life at risk in '3-D' oil spill
Friday, June 11, 2010
UPI.com

With Gulf Oil Flow, Bad Keeps Getting Worse
Friday, June 11, 2010
CBS News

1969 West Falmouth spill is still affecting species forty years later
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Cape Cod Times

BP's bad math on the spill
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Socialist Worker Online

Government looks to Facebook for some friendly suggestions on oil spill
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Kansas City Star

Gulf leak: biggest spill may not be biggest disaster
Thursday, June 10, 2010
New Scientist

Tech: Is James Cameron our only hope?
Thursday, June 10, 2010
The Daily Advertiser

U.S. experts confirm undersea oil from BP well
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Reuters

US confirms undersea BP 'oil plume'
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Aljazeera.net

Larry King Live: BP Oil Disaster
Monday, June 7, 2010
CNN

Paul E. Hargraves: Spill, Baby, Spill: poison on the coast
Monday, June 7, 2010
TCPalm

Woods Hole Scientists Assess Environmental Impact of Oil Spill
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Clean Skies

URI boat heads to the Gulf of Mexico
Monday, June 7, 2010
Providence Eyewitness News

Mexico's lesson: Gulf spill results will last for years
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Even With a Cleanup, Spilled Oil Stays With Us
Saturday, June 5, 2010
New York Times

How the gushing oil in the Gulf will ripple around the world
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Globe and Mail

Woods Hole ready to aid Gulf cleanup
Friday, June 4, 2010
Cape Cod Times

URI?s research vessel Endeavor has a role in scientific response to Gulf oil disaster
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Providence Journal

BP's latest effort to stem oil flow stalled by failed saw
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Los Angeles Times

Oil would kill mangroves, corals
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Sun-Sentinel

Rep. Don Young says the Gulf oil gusher is ?not an environmental disaster.?
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Think Progress

Feds meet with film director Cameron on oil spill
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
The Associated Press

Oil Nears Florida As BP Tries Risky Cap Move
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
WITN

Worst case: BP leak could last until Christmas
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Raw Story

BP Oil Leak May Last Until Christmas in Worst Case Scenario
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
BusinessWeek

NOAA research ship to search Gulf for underwater oil
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Kansas City Star

Researchers begin 8-day mission to test for subsurface oil plumes in Gulf
Friday, May 28, 2010
NOLA.com

Gulf spill: Why Mother Nature needs a hand
Friday, May 28, 2010
Providence Journal

Gulf Oil Spill Research
Saturday, May 29, 2010
al.com

Creatures great, small in a disastrous trap: The Gulf oil leak is altering life ranging from essential bacteria to birds and turtles.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Minneapolis Star Tribune

CS Sunday: Obama Cancels Deep Off Shore Drilling
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Clean Skies

BP spill clouds future of U.S. drilling
Friday, May 28, 2010
MSNBC

What if carbon dioxide were as black as oil?
Friday, May 28, 2010
CNN

Woods Hole Scientists Say Old Falmouth Spill Is a Case Study for Gulf
Friday, May 28, 2010
Martha's Vineyard Gazette

How far will the oil leak spread?
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
NECN

Local Expert: Oil Won't Reach East Coast
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
WCVB TV 5- Boston Channel.com

Ocean experts weigh-in on spill impact
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
WWLP 22News

Toxic Traces of 1969 Cape Cod Oil Spill Continue to Harm Wildlife
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The Takeaway radio program

Woods Hole Experts Design Oil-Tracking Gear
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
WCVB TV 5- Boston Channel.com

Slick Solution: How Microbes Will Clean Up the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Scientific American

Oil spill does unseen harm to hidden world
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Austin American-Statesman

Damage lives on from 1969 Cape oil spill
Friday, May 21, 2010
The Boston Globe

Scientist: BP's Oil Spill Estimates Improbable
Thursday, May 20, 2010
WBUR.org

BP bows to demands from Congress and scientists for live feed of oil leak
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The Guardian

Scientist: BP's Oil Spill Estimates Improbable
Thursday, May 20, 2010
NPR

Our Eyes Underwater Deep beneath the gulf, robots are the key to stopping the oil spill.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Newsweek

Scientists Ready To Check Currents For Oil
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
WBZ

Dominic Lawson: Not such a big spill after all
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The Independent

Experts Available on Potential Environmental Damage to East Coast from Current Gulf Spill, Future Drilling in Atlantic
Monday, May 17, 2010
newswise

Oil spill imperils an unseen world at the bottom of the gulf
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Washington Post

5,000 or 26,000 barrels a day: Size of gulf oil spill is a guesstimate
Friday, May 14, 2010
Washington Post

Size of Oil Spill Underestimated, Scientists Say
Friday, May 14, 2010
New York Times

Local oil spills inform Gulf response
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Cape Cod Times

Nature Helps Clean Up Gulf Oil Spill, All On Its Own
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tonic

What About Spilled Oil That Doesn?t Reach Shore?
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Miller-McCune.com

Toxic Oil Spill Getting Hit With Toxic Chemicals
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
NBC Miami

Did you smell strange odor in the air over the weekend?
Monday, May 10, 2010
Marco Eagle

Gulf oil spill's environmental impact: How long to recover?
Monday, May 10, 2010
Christian Science Monitor

Nature Fighting Back Against Gulf Oil Spill
Friday, May 7, 2010
National Geographic

Gulf Oil Spill Highlights the Increasing Dependence on Deep-Sea Robots
Friday, May 7, 2010
Scientific American

A different kind of battle in the Gulf
May 6, 2010
The Boston Globe

Cashing in on Disaster
May 5, 2010
Care2.com (blog)

BP gives Congress gloomy outlook on oil spill
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
TheDay.com

Cape experts offer Gulf cleanup advice
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Cape Cod Times

BP's containment problem is unprecedented
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Los Angeles Times


Threats to Wildlife Often Linger Long After Accidents
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Wall Street Journal

Massive oil spill approaches land
Friday, April 30, 2010
New England Cable Channel

Measuring the Environmental Impact of Gulf Oil Spill
Friday, April 30, 2010
The Takeaway radio program

Underwater oil gusher a crisis no one imagined
Friday, April 30, 2010
Seattle Times

But Burning Oil is Clear Part of Solution, Say Experts
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Science Now

Oil Spill Estimates Raised Fivefold
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wall Street Journal

Oil Spill Clean-Up in Gulf Takes Lessons From Valdez
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Discovery News



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