Deep-sea shipwreck microbiomes in the Gulf of Mexico: the long-term impact of Deepwater Horizon

Congratulations to assistant professor Dr. Leila Hamdan and post-doc Dr. Jennifer Salerno and all the members of the GOM-SCHEMA project team!  The researchers presented their new research on February 22, 2016 at the 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting co-sponsored by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, The Oceanography Society, and the American Geophysical Union. More information can be found at http://hamdanlab.com/GOM-SCHEMA/.

News coverage on the popular shipwreck/microbiome/corrosion study includes a great video (embedded below) that you can (should) watch:

American Geophysical Union (AGU) Press Release (Feb. 22, 2016): http://news.agu.org/press-release/gulf-of-mexico-historic-shipwrecks-help-scientists-unlock-mysteries-of-deep-sea-ecosystems/ 

The Washington Post (Feb. 23, 2016): https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/02/23/great-new-video-shows-deep-water-shipwrecks-corroded-by-bp-oil-spill/ 

International Business Times (Feb. 23, 2016): http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/gulf-mexico-shipwrecks-civil-war-ww2-used-understand-health-ocean-ecosystems-1545575

The Chicago Tribune (Feb. 23, 2016): http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-shipwrecks-corroded-bp-oil-spill-20160223-story.html

Science News (Feb. 23, 2016): https://www.sciencenews.org/article/gulf-oil-spill-could-hasten-corrosion-shipwrecks

Newsweek (Feb. 24, 2016): http://www.newsweek.com/bps-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill-changed-sea-life-near-shipwrecks-429966

WGNO-ABC (Feb. 25, 2016): http://wgno.com/2016/02/25/an-ocean-of-posters-at-world-oceans-convention-in-new-orleans/

Scientific American (Mar. 1, 2016): http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/deepwater-horizon-spill-altered-shipwreck-ecosystems/

Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

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