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 pressure facility at the Hamburg University of Technology focus on how these microbes use oil and what happens to them in the process. Results from these studies may lead to a new way to clean up spills by eliminating its most poisonous ingredients. For more information, download C-IMAGE's Podcast 6.
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 base of the food chain. For more information, download the C-IMAGE's Podcast 3.
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 from the Deepwater Horizon 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 oil residue signatures discovered in fishes a year after the spill may be related to the catastrophe. View full article.
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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 something about the health of the seafloor.
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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 highest standard of merit has been proven and recognizes those who have distinguished themselves as champions of ocean science through sponsorship of legislation, development of sound ocean policy, or promoting federal investment to advance the field of oceanography.
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.
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.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Dr. Teresa Greely, C-IMAGE's education officer, shares information about C-IMAGE's education and outreach initiatives. Dr. Greely provides expertise in the areas of biological oceanography, ecological physiology, marine fishes, and ocean science education. She has broad research interests which encompass teaching and training about the ocean sciences in three areas: graduate and undergraduate education, teacher education, and ocean literacy amongst youth.
She currently coordinates four education programs: The Oceanography Camp for Girls (OCG), the In-service Teacher Oceanography Workshops (In-TOW), the National Ocean Science Bowl's regional Spoonbill Bowl competition, and the OCEANS Teaching Fellowships.