Lyrics to Bubble Up! are here. BUBBLE UP is a song dedicated to the current state of the world, with music by julian mock and lyrics by nick santoro. . . . → Read More: Bubble Up: A Deepwater Horizon Disaster Song
Unlike the blown out Macondo well, scientific data surrounding last year’s oil spill has been coming out in a painfully slow trickle. As the oil started flowing, scientists soon realized the unprecedented opportunities arising from the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe. Samples collected at the gushing wellhead are now providing new insight into the transport and ultimate . . . → Read More: CSI Macondo: Fingerprinting the oil that got away
I have to say, I’m pretty impressed with NOAA. If you’ve been to their homepage lately, you’ll notice that the key Deepwater Horizon links have been inserted into a nice little banner across the top of the site. The historic archive! Restoration Projects! Seafood Safety! I’d like to think that Deep-sea News had something to . . . → Read More: Deepwater Horizon: Resources and Restoration
Skimmed: Oil skimmed off surface. Captured: Oil captured before escaping into the sea. Burned: 400 burning of concentrated slicks moving barrels from water to air. COREXIT Dispersed: Oil “dispersed” by 1.8 million gallos of COREXIT. Deep-Sea Dispersed: Oil “dispersed” at 1500 meteres through a narrow pipe. Evaporated or Dissolved: Oil that disolved in to Gulf . . . → Read More: Pardon Me If I Don’t Start Celebrating
One year ago today, all hell broke loose in the Gulf. From scientists’ perspective, last year’s massive oil spill only just unlocked gates of Hades; the full fury and environmental wrath of this catastrophe will besiege the Gulf for years to come. I’m not going to give you a round up of all the news . . . → Read More: Oil Spill anniversary: Show me the money…and data!
The New York Times has a great article out this week, as we near the year anniversary of the Macondo Well blowout and the ensuing horror of the Gulf oil spill. What has emerged in studies so far is not a final tally of damage, but a new window on the complexities of the gulf, . . . → Read More: Deepwater Horizon: Science progresses, a year later
My sporadic posting lately has been due to my ridiculous travel schedule – in the past 2 weeks, I’ve been to New York, Maine, San Diego, and now the Gulf of Mexico. I’m currently on another short sampling trip, and at the end of the week I’ll be lecturing on a ‘Bioinformatics of Biodiversity’ workshop . . . → Read More: Gulf sampling, part deux
I just wanted to remind everyone that BP is still running ads like this on TV. When this came on, my mouth literally dropped and I yelled “Seriously, BP?” I worry that these tug-at-the-heartstring PR campaigns will subtly become more effective as time goes on–time heals all wounds, right? We’re getting barraged with BP’s ads . . . → Read More: Seriously, BP?
Although most of the media has now forgotten about that oil spill thing that happened last year, I’m consistently impressed by strength of ongoing citizen science projects in the Gulf of Mexico. I met Michael Sturdivant by chance last year while I was collecting samples along the Florida panhandle. Michael is heavily involved with the . . . → Read More: Citizen Science to track lingering oil in the Gulf
Once again this week, NPR was subtly poking us all with a stick—“Hey, remember that oil spill that happened last year?” I love NPR. ‘Fog Of Research’ Clouds Study Of Oil’s Effects In Gulf This story really hit home, because I’ve been personally dealing with many of the frustrations mentioned in this report. There really . . . → Read More: NPR’s oil spill Hat Trick