Gulf of Mexico surface slick

Gulf of Mexico surface slick

Image shows a natural surface slick near an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. This slick is at GC600, the site where researchers first noticed the association between surface chlorophyll and seepage. The brownish material in the slick is Sargassum, which is abundant in the Gulf and often accumulates in slicks under calm conditions. (Credit: Joe Montoya, Georgia Tech)

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Research Horizons

Environment, Life Sciences and Biology, Research
Gulf of Mexico, microbes, oil seeps, phytoplankton
  • Created By: John Toon
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jan 25, 2016 - 11:00am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:54pm