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Gulf Oil Spill: Scientists Develop New Model for Deep-water Oil Spills

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Photo of vessels and platforms responding to the Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010.

Vessels and platforms responding to the Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010.

Credit: David Valentine, UCSB


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Photo of a sea fan with anemone and brittle starfish in the deep Gulf of Mexico.

Sea fan in the deep Gulf of Mexico, with anemone and brittle starfish on deep-sea coral.

Credit: Charles Fisher, PSU


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Photo of a jellyfish affected by oil in the Gulf.

Jellyfish, fish, seabirds and myriad other species have been affected by oil in the Gulf.

Credit: Luke McKay, University of Georgia


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A wake of oil is left behind an oceanographic research vessel ferrying scientists into the Gulf.

A wake of oil is left behind an oceanographic research vessel ferrying scientists into the Gulf.

Credit: Luke McKay, University of Georgia


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Photo of an oil slick in the Gulf.

Researchers studied the effects of the oil spill on life in Gulf waters and sediments.

Credit: Luke McKay, University of Georgia


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Photo of the manipulator arm of a robotic vehicle, upper right, moving sampler toward oil and gas.

The manipulator arm of a robotic vehicle (upper right) moves a sampler toward hot oil and gas.

Credit: Oceaneering


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