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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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A frightening tool to fight oil spills?
(Source: CNN Opinion, December 26, 2014)

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Escambia students passionate about waterways, marine science
(Source: Pensacola News Journal, November 1, 2014)

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Unmanned SailBuoy vessel shows mettle in two-month Gulf of Mexico journey
(Source: Environmental Monitor, October 1, 2014)

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Eckerd College students on oil disaster research trip
(Source: Tampa Bay Times, June 25, 2014)



Deep-C works with students to collect oil samples along Florida beaches through the Deep-C Gulf Oil Observers (GOO) project. Catherine Carmichael from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)  and marine science teacher Shawn Walker describe the research that Florida high school students experienced first-hand through Project GOO. Listen and watch as they use fieldwork to transform the beach into a classroom, training the next generation of scientists.


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

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