C-IMAGE

Follow our researchers with Vessel Tracker

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - If you're interested in following our researchers while on the R/V Weatherbird II, we will be tracking the vessel and giving you a day by day summary of what they are doing. Currently C-IMAGE researchers are…
Last modified on Tuesday, 11 August 2015 20:26

Deepwater Horizon Oil spill - The last five years

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Five years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, we know a lot more about how to respond to oil spills at sea as well as the physical, chemical and biological consequences of a deepwater oil well blowout.…
Last modified on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 17:20

C-IMAGE students receive the Admiral James D. Watkins Award

ST. PETERSBURG - Last week at the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, two of our C-IMAGE students were selected to receive the Admiral James D. Watkins Award. The James D. Watkins Award is presented only when…

The Art of Experimentation, A profile: Patrick Schwing

ST. PETERSBURG - Mind Open Media reporter David Levin sits down with C-IMAGE post-doc Patrick Schwing from the University of South Florida. Dr. Schwing studies benthic foraminifera from the Gulf of Mexico and uses these single-celled organisms to tell us…
Last modified on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:43

Fish Skin Lesions, Oil Residue Decline in Years After Gulf Oil Spill

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - By: Vickie Chachere - Scientists studying the impact of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the health of fish in the Gulf of Mexico have found strong evidence that an outbreak of skin lesions and…
Last modified on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 13:36

What are Benthic Forams? Patrick Schwing explains their importance

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Patrick Schwing has been featured in Ocean E-News, which is part of Ocean News and Technology. His blog explains the importance of forams, tiny single-cell organisms that live in environments with little oxygen, in understanding impacts…
Last modified on Thursday, 10 July 2014 13:49

Oil: It's What's For Dinner

ST. PETERSBURG - C-IMAGE scientists want to know more about how oil-eating microorganisms behave in the cold deep ocean to learn more about what happened to the oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout. High pressure experiments underway at our high…
Last modified on Thursday, 17 April 2014 14:18

Fitting the Gulf of Mexico Inside a Computer

ST. PETERSBURG - Mind Open Media's David Levin talks with C-IMAGE members Cameron Ainsworth, Jason Lenes, Michelle Masi and Brian Smith about building an Ecosystem Model of the Gulf of Mexico to describe how oil spills impact marine life. For…
Last modified on Friday, 18 April 2014 21:06

The "Not-So-Visible" Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

ST. PETERSBURG - Three years after the BP oil well disaster, scientists are struggling to understand the effects on the Gulf ecosystem. From Mind Open Media, David Levin reports on the oil's impact on the tiny creatures that form the…
Last modified on Thursday, 17 April 2014 14:31

Sampling for Oil in the Sediments and Fish in the Gulf of Mexico

ST. PETERSBURG - C-IMAGE PI's Steven Murawski and David Hollander on board the Weatherbird II in August of 2012 talking to David Levin about looking for impacts of the Deepwater Horizon spill on the mud and the fish in the…
Last modified on Thursday, 17 April 2014 14:22