July 05, 2013
A group of about 20 representatives from local media outlets, the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, the Stennis Space Center, the Port of Gulfport, and the University of Mississippi recently visited with ECOGIG scientists returning from a rare tandem cruise to study oil and gas seepage in the Gulf of Mexico. With the goal of better understanding the Gulf’s ecological responses to both natural seepage and to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists aboard the E/V Nautilus and the R/V Endeavor gathered extensive imagery and physical samples for further study. The two-hour event included tours of both the Nautilus and Endeavor, as well as interviews and Q&A with ECOGIG scientists. Several news items resulted, such as this one. You can also view a video about the tandem cruises in our video gallery.