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The Distribution of Residual Oil in Alabama Coastal Marshes and Its Impact of Marsh Vegetation

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Auburn University


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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative GoMRI Grant Program


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Physical Aspects Research

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Project Description

The explosion of the BP oil rig Deepwater Horizon resulted in the single largest oil spill recorded in the Gulf of Mexico (Cleveland 2010). As a result, there are long-term concerns regarding the environmental health of the northern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) region (the Florida Panhandle to Texas). It is difficult to predict the effect of oil on marshes as there is little information on the spatial distribution of oil after the spill.


Chris Anderson
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