Scientists Train the Next Generation on Oil Spill Research

Scientists Train the Next Generation on Oil Spill Research

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As part of on-going research nearly four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) teamed up with a group of high school students in Florida to collect remnants of oil from Gulf Coast beaches.

Marine chemist Chris Reddy studies how the many compounds that compose petroleum hydrocarbon, or oil, behave and change over time after an oil spill. He and his researchers have collected and analyzed about 1,000 oil samples from the Gulf Coast since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill…

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