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Vol. 48, No. 3, Oct. 2011

Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon

Mustering scientific muscle during a national crisis

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Introduction

Technology in the Gulf

Gliders Tracked Potential for Oil to Reach the East Coast

Gliders Tracked Potential for Oil to Reach the East Coast

Finding the location shifting Gulf Loop Current was critical

A Small Sip from a Big Gusher

A Small Sip from a Big Gusher

A deep-sea device proves ideal for getting essential samples

Tracking a Trail of Oil Droplets

Tracking a Trail of Oil Droplets

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

Holography and Oceanography

Holography and Oceanography

An audio slideshow on a new way to use lasers to reveal tiny sea life

After the Oil Spill, Finding a Drop in the Ocean

After the Oil Spill, Finding a Drop in the Ocean

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

Every Chromatogram Tells a Story

Every Chromatogram Tells a Story

Technique detects the multitude of chemical compounds in oil

Oil at the Bottom of the Sea

Up From the Seafloor Came a Bubbling Brew

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.

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

A Plume of Chemicals from Deepwater Horizon

Some hydrocarbons from the oil spill lingered in the depths

Asphalt Volcanoes on the Seafloor

Asphalt Volcanoes on the Seafloor

An audio slideshow on the exploration of Il Duomo

Impacts to Ecosystems

Life and Death in the Deep Sea

Life and Death in the Deep Sea

Does the Gulf oil spill threaten vital seafloor communities?

Does Oil Affect Animals' Cellular Machinery?

Does Oil Affect Animals' Cellular Machinery?

Scientists investigate genes activated by contaminants

Oil, Microbes, and the Risk of Dead Zones

Oil, Microbes, and the Risk of Dead Zones

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

 Of Predators, Prey, and Petroleum

Of Predators, Prey, and Petroleum

Do microscopic marine animals help bacteria degrade oil?

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