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Results: January 1996 to October 2014 > Pollution

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September 14, 2011

Research Road Trip

Audio slideshow: A three-day, 500-mile quest for tarballs

September 5, 2011

Up From the Seafloor Came a Bubbling Brew

Scientists use a novel method to measure rate of Deepwater Horizon oil spewing into the Gulf

September 1, 2011

Shifting Sands and Bacteria on the Beach

Does ever-moving sand transport microbes along with it?

July 21, 2011

Four Men. Twelve Hours. One Crucial Sample.

In a tense overnight mission, scientists grab oil from the deep

July 18, 2011

A Plume of Chemicals from Deepwater Horizon

Some hydrocarbons from the oil spill lingered in the depths

July 14, 2011

Of Predators, Prey, and Petroleum

Do microscopic marine animals help bacteria degrade oil?

May 5, 2011

Life and Death in the Deep Sea

Does the Gulf oil spill threaten vital seafloor communities?

April 20, 2011

A Small Sip from a Big Gusher

A deep-sea device proves ideal for getting essential samples

April 15, 2011

Oil, Microbes, and the Risk of Dead Zones

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

April 8, 2011

Does Oil Affect Animals' Cellular Machinery?

Scientists investigate genes activated by contaminants

March 23, 2011

Gliders Tracked Potential for Oil to Reach the East Coast

Finding the location shifting Gulf Loop Current was critical

January 26, 2011

After the Oil Spill, Finding a Drop in the Ocean

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

November 5, 2010

Microbes Hitch Rides on Plastics in the Sea

Scientists reveal hidden microscopic world on floating plastic debris

September 17, 2010

Tracking a Trail of Oil Droplets

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

August 20, 2010

Plastic Particles Permeate the Atlantic

Scientists find new clues about what happens to plastics in the ocean

November 20, 2009

The Promise and Perils of Seafloor Mining

Can minerals be extracted from the seafloor without environmental impacts?

November 13, 2009

Abigail Labella

Fish, genes, and pollutants

October 2, 2009

The Hunt for Microbial 'Trojan Horses'

Should we beware of protists bearing pathogens?

May 14, 2009

While Oil Gently Seeps from the Seafloor

Oil naturally leaking into the ocean offers a 'laboratory' to study accidential spills

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