Sampling the Source

Science in a Time of Crisis Part 3: Sampling the Source
After measuring the flow rate of the fluid spewing out of the broken wellhead, the next step for WHOI scientists was to get a pure, representative sample of the material. That was the only way the team would be able to figure out two critical pieces of information: the amount of oil in the mixture, and the chemical “fingerprint” of that oil. To learn more visit