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Scientists from the University of West Florida found that Coquina clams could be used to detect biologically available oil in Florida surf zones Scientists and teachers passionate about their work team up with students eager to help with ongoing oil spill research Mississippi River plume played substantial role in the transport and fate of the oil after 2010 spill. Students, teachers, and journalists joined scientists on board research expeditions and in labs and share their experiences online. "You cannot fix it if you don't know how it works, and you cannot restore it if you don't know what it was to begin with." Scientists study of the diverse organisms that break down oil naturally and how the oil spill has affected their consumption
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ROV Maker Day.  On October 2, Deep-C visited the Cornerstone Learning Community for a day-long event designed to introduce fifth-graders to ocean science and the use of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) for deep sea research.  The students had the chance to hear from Deep-C scientists. They also built and drove their own ROVs.  The event was hosted by Dauphin Island Sea Lab (


A long-term, interdisciplinary study of deep sea to coast connectivity in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico.

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