Three university of Georgia scientists have received a three-year grant to study the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. The grant will allow scientists and emergency responders to better predict and respond to future spills if they occur.
A University of Georgia oceanographer says a research team will return to the Gulf of Mexico next month to map underwater plumes of oil and gas. A team led by oceanographer Samantha Joye tracked one plume during research voyages in May and June. She said Tuesday that no one has made a systematic sweep around the massive oil spill in the Gulf to find other plumes.