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Image of the Day: Wounded Coral

By The Scientist Staff | July 13, 2017

Certain corals in the Gulf of Mexico were devastated by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s reverberating destruction.

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Methane Overload for Marine Microbes

By Tracy Vence | May 12, 2014

Latest analysis of microbial activities in the Gulf of Mexico suggests that gas-rich deepwater plumes following the Deepwater Horizon oil well blowout may have overwhelmed methane-oxidizing bacterial species.

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BP Denies Full Blame

By Jef Akst | February 27, 2013

The oil company tells a US court that it is not solely responsible for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.

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Minor Oil Spills Not So Minor

By Jef Akst | January 29, 2013

Satellite images reveal that small oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico are often larger than reported.

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BP to Pay $350 Million to Science

By Beth Marie Mole | November 16, 2012

As part of a $4.5 billion settlement with the federal government over the catastrophic 2010 oil spill, BP will continue to fund research in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Mixed Report for Oiled Salt Marshes

By Ed Yong | June 25, 2012

Louisiana’s salt marshes are recovering from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but some areas have been irreversibly lost.

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Oil Spill Changes Microbe Communities

By Jef Akst | June 8, 2012

The beaches around the Gulf of Mexico harbor different nematodes, protists and fungi now than they did before the Deepwater Horizon disaster in April 2010.

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Gulf Oil Spill Failings

By Cristina Luiggi | April 24, 2012

A marine scientist ponders how academics could have handled the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill better.

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Oil Spills: Research and Protests

By Bob Grant | September 1, 2011

Millions are pumped into research on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and high-profile arrests are made amid demonstrations fighting the construction of a new pipeline.

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