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Remains of the Day

Remains of the Day

April 20, 2016

Six years after the blow-out of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, WHOI marine chemist Chris Reddy (right), is still finding oil from the accident along Gulf beaches. Shown here at Ft. Morgan Beach, Alabama, in 2014 with colleague Greg O’Neil from Western Washington University, the scientists have made long-term study of the spill a top priority, cataloguing thousands of samples from around the Gulf in an online database that can be used by the public and the scientific community.

(Photo courtesy of Chris Reddy, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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