Florida Sea Grant expert: 10 years after oil spill, Gulf still on the mend

By Brad Buck, public relations specialist at UF/IFAS Communications. Access the original report here. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Nearly 10 years ago to the day, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig began spilling millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. We know the Gulf is recovering, but it may be decades before science tells…

Save the date for the 2020 Bays and Bayous Symposium

The 2020 Bays and Bayous Symposium will be held Dec. 1-3 at the Golden Nugget Biloxi Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. The theme for the 2020 event is “Sound Science, Sound Policy: A 2020 Vision for the Future.” Bays and Bayous will begin at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and end at noon on…

Free informational session on harmful algal blooms November 6 in Orange Beach

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, in partnership with the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and University of South Alabama, will host a free two-hour community roundtable on harmful algal blooms (HABs) on November 6 from 4-6 pm in the ballroom of the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala. This event is part of the larger 10th…

One last bridge: Final researcher/ responder workshop April 24 in St. Petersburg, Fla.

In April of 2015, Florida Sea Grant’s Monica Wilson convened a meeting in Port Aransas, Texas, to get people whose job is to study oil spills in the room with people whose job is to respond to them. Wilson, a specialist with a newly formed Sea Grant team dedicated to sharing oil spill science around…

Sea Grant team tapped for oil industry ‘spill drill’

Texas Sea Grant Specialist Chris Hale, a member of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill science outreach team, spent a day in The Woodlands, Texas, participating in an oil industry exercise where response teams gathered to work through the management of a potential oil spill scenario. Anadarko’s response exercise is an annual preparedness activity that…

Bays and Bayous abstract deadline extended

The deadline to submit abstracts for the 2018 Alabama-Mississippi Bays and Bayous Symposium has been extended until Sept. 14. The symposium will take place Nov. 28-29 in Mobile, Alabama, and its theme is “Navigating Waves of Change.” Scientists, resource managers, elected officials or agency representatives, community action group members, industry representatives and others are invited to…

Bays and Bayous Symposium committee releases call for abstracts, sessions

The 2018 Alabama-Mississippi Bays and Bayous Symposium Program Committee has released a call for abstracts and sessions for the Nov. 28-29 event in Mobile, Alabama. Scientists, resource managers, elected officials or agency representatives, community action group members, industry representatives and others are invited to highlight their research findings and environmental efforts through oral presentations, individually…

Responding to oil spills in beach habitats seminar set for 11/13/17 in Mobile, Ala.

The second of three Responding to oil spills seminars will take place in Mobile, Alabama, an all-day free event where scientists and responders discuss the unique challenges created by oil spills affecting beach and nearshore environments. The event, hosted by the Sea Grant Oil Spill Outreach Team, is open to the public. Lunch will be provided…