Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

Oil Spill

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Date published: May 26, 2016

Flow Cytometry Applied to the Animal Kingdom in Studies of Natural Resource Science

Flow cytometry is a technique for rapidly analyzing large numbers of animal cells using light-scattering, fluorescence, and absorbance measurements.

Date published: May 26, 2016

Mapping Marsh Structure with Polarimetric Radar: Highlighting Change in Oil Spill Impacted Marshes

While the historic focus of vegetation condition is the bulk live and dead compositions, these variables provide no information on the structure of vegetation (density and orientation). Canopy structure information is critical for monitoring status and trends, and essential in climate, weather, and ecological studies.

Date published: April 17, 2016
Status: Active

Alabama Barrier Island Restoration Assessment at Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island, Alabama, is the only barrier island providing protection to much of Alabama's coastal natural resources. Severely impacted by repeated extreme events, like Hurricane Katrina and Deepwater Horizon oil spill, USGS and partners are conducting a joint study to evaluate the feasibility of certain alternatives to increase resiliency and sustainability of the island. 

Date published: April 15, 2016

NRDA: Deepwater ROV Sampling to Assess Potential Impacts to Hardbottom Coral Communities and Associates from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

The MC252 oil spill introduced hydrocarbons, dispersants, and drilling muds into the Gulf of Mexico, potentially adversely affecting the seafloor environment surrounding the spill site. 

Date published: March 17, 2016

Mapping Oil in Marshes and Its Implications

Remote sensing helps USGS scientists detect and map surface oil in coastal environments.

Date published: September 1, 2015

Natural Resource Disaster Assessment (NRDA): Mesophotic Reef Investigations Post-DWH Event

A series of ROV cruises was proposed to survey selected reefs for fish and soft coral diversity.