Oil Spill Update: June 3, 2010 Pt II

“No matter what took place & why it happened, the oil spill in the Gulf belongs to all of us”-Sheril Kirshenbaum

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 (http://deepseanews.com/), 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 “Oil Spill Update: June 3, 2010 Pt II”

  1. and they wanted to blow the pipe up. Who is running these companies, and are they supposed to be on medication?

  2. How about polling the drilling pipe out from underneath the ocean floor?
    This is how the oil is coming out, isn’t it?
    If it will be pulled out, will the soil around it close on the leak or will there be another unhealthy interaction between the oil and the environment, this time maybe the lower level of the ocean floor?
    Boaz, from the other side of the Earth.

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