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Press Release 10-093
Gulf Oil Spill: NSF Awards Rapid Response Grant to Study Impact of Oil and Methane on Microbes

Scientists investigate oil and methane gas introduced by spill into deep, cold waters of Gulf of Mexico

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Photo of oil spill in Gulf waters.

Researchers are studying the impact of the oil spill on microbes in Gulf waters and sediments.

Credit: Luke McKay, University of Georgia


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A wake of oil is left behind an oceanographic research vessel.

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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Scientists collecting water samples from the Gulf of Mexico.

To track the oil's effects, Joye and other scientists collect samples from the Gulf of Mexico.

Credit: Luke McKay, University of Georgia


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Oceanographer holding an oily sample.

Oceanographers brave oily Gulf waters to obtain samples.

Credit: Luke McKay, University of Georgia


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Photo of an oil-soaked jellyfish.

Microbes aren't the only oil-soaked life: jellyfish and others are also affected.

Credit: Luke McKay, University of Georgia


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Oil on the surface of the Gulf.

A huge plume of oil is visible; scientists believe it extends for miles underwater.

Credit: Luke McKay, University of Georgia


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View of the Deepwater Horizon site and ships on the surface.

Researchers sample Gulf of Mexico waters near the Deepwater Horizon site.

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