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Press Release 10-101

Gulf Oil Spill: Mississippi River Hydrology May Help Reduce Oil Onshore

Scientists tracking wetland characteristics find potential good news

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Aerial photo of Gulf wetlands.

Mississippi River hydrology may hold a possible answer for protecting fragile Gulf wetlands.

Credit: USGS


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Dr. Robert Twilley discusses the Gulf oil spill on World Ocean Day at the National Press Club.

View a video of Dr. Robert Twilley discussing the Gulf oil spill on World Ocean Day at the National Press Club, Washington, DC, on June 10, 2010, part 1 of 2.

Credit: SeaWeb, Inc.

 

Dr. Robert Twilley discusses the Gulf oil spill on World Ocean Day at the National Press Club.

View a video of Dr. Robert Twilley discussing the Gulf oil spill on World Ocean Day at the National Press Club, Washington, DC, on June 10, 2010, part 2 of 2.

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Image of Louisiana's Wax Lake Delta.

Scientists Robert Twilley and Guerry Holm are studying wetlands in Louisiana's Wax Lake Delta.

Credit: Doug Edmonds


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Photo of NCED undergraduate student surveying land development in the Wax Lake Delta.

NCED undergraduate student surveying land development in the Wax Lake Delta.

Credit: Guerry Holm


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Sediment core showing layers of mineral and organic matter.

Mineral and organic matter accumulates as wetlands develop: how will oil affect the process?

Credit: Guerry Holm


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