Oil Spill Research

Marine science researchers, including some from USF, look at a scorpionfish taken from the Gulf of Mexico (courtesy Elizabeth Herdter, USF College of Marine Science)
Oil Spill Research

A six-week scientific cruise through the Gulf of Mexico took off at the beginning of August.
The scientists aboard the R/V Weatherbird II are studying how wildlife and portions of the Gulf were impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and a similar disaster in 1979. On University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we go aboard the ship with international and USF College of Marine Science researchers to talk about what they’re finding.

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Weatherbird schedule and tracking map
Crew blog

Center for Integrated Modeling and Analysis of the Gulf Ecosystem (C-IMAGE) (consortiurm of research institutions behind mission) Facebook page

WUSF News story (with photos)
The Gulf expedition on the R/V Weatherbird II will be featured on an upcoming episode of University Beat TV when it returns to WUSF TV in September.

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Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

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