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Collecting samples. (Photo by Bryan James, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

Following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, coastal beaches were oiled. Some remnants continue to persist and provide invaluable clues on the fate of oil in the marine environment. To track such changes, samples are being collected for concurrent and future analyses.

This website lists information on oil-samples collected along the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill or other sources, too.

Samples were collected in all of the Gulf states except Texas. If you are interested in obtaining a piece of a sample please select the "Request" button from the list on the View All Samples page.

Principal Investigator
Christopher Reddy
Senior Scientist, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry
Director,Coastal Ocean Institute
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Rd.
Fye 107B (MS# 04)
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050
(508) 289-2316

Funding Agency
This research was made possible by a grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.

Related Information
Oil in the Ocean: WHOI's Global Expertise

Last updated: March 10, 2012

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