Clean Up the Gulf Win a Few Million Dollars

From gCaptain…

Just yesterday, speaking at the TedxOilSpill Conference in Washington, D.C., Francis Beland, VP, Prize Development at the X Prize Foundation, announced it’s plans to offer the next multi-million dollar X Prize to an innovation that helps clean up the shorelines and oil fouled water in the Gulf of Mexico.

Dr. M (1801 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Executive Director of the Lousiana University Marine Consortium. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Additionally, Craig is obsessed with the size of things. Sometimes this translated into actually scientific research. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (, a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

3 Replies to “Clean Up the Gulf Win a Few Million Dollars”

  1. make a vacuum cleaner the size a vessel and hook it up to the stern of a ship make it as wide as the stern of a vessel and make it suck the oil and sew water or just oil through and have it shoot into a gigantic tank and dump it somewhere outside of the ocean, make it like an osmosis water machine only have it suck out the oil.

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