Here’s a roundup of other stories worth reading this weekend, including reducing seabird bycatch, sea level rise, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and much more.
Tag: "oil spill"
Researchers from the University of Rochester and Texas A&M University have determined that naturally-occuring bacteria in the Gulf of Mexico consumed and removed at least 200,000 tons of oil and natural gas from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Emily Tripp Senior Writer Scientists are arguing against a widely publicized study which concluded that bacteria consumed the methane released from the Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico. This argument was sparked by a comment published in the May 27 issue of the journal Science. Samantha Joye, marine scientists, lead author, University of Georgia Athletic [...]
What was possibly the worst maritime oil spill in history began one year ago in a poorly drilled well deep in the Gulf of Mexico. The explosion killed 11 workers and sank the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, causing a leak that spewed 206 million barrels of oil before it was capped, 87 days later. A [...]
On February 2, NOAA reopened 4,213 square miles of Gulf of Mexico federal waters off the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama to royal red shrimping. This area was previously closed to this kind of deep water fishing on November 24, 2010 after a commercial shrimper found tar balls in his net. The tar balls [...]
The University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science has launched a new “Oil Spill” web page http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/oil-spill/ designed to share the science being conducted at the Rosenstiel School that is relevant to the issues emerging from the incident on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform. Designed for use by teachers, students and [...]
The PTTEP Australasia (a Thailand state-owned company) West Atlas oil spill has finally been stopped after 74 days and a minimum of 400 spilled barrels a day. Many questions and concerns rise and the consequences for the marine wildlife will still be felt for a long time.
Australia’s PTTEP Australasia keeps adding problems to the West Atlas oil rig’s adverse situation: after over two months of oil spill and four failed attempts to plug the leak, a massive fire erupted on the rig today.