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Chemical Effects Associated with Leaking Macondo Well Oil in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Phase II

Implementing Organization

University of Southern Mississippi

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$500,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

We have been examining the effects of the Macondo well oil spill on chemical distributions in the vicinity of the wellhead and in the Mississippi Bight and western Mississippi Sound. Specifically, we have been examining distributions of dissolved organic matter, optical properties, nutrients, oxygen, metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH's), and methane. Our work to date has helped characterize deep submerged plumes associated with the well as well as surface contamination.

Contact

Alan M. Shiller
228-688-1178
alan.shiller@usm.edu
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