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UDaily: Field experiment aims to uncover new clues about how oil, other pollutants move in ocean

UDaily: Field experiment aims to uncover new clues about how oil, other pollutants move in ocean

It’s been six years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill occurred in the Gulf of Mexico and scientists are still working to understand how oil and other pollutants move in the ocean. The incident, which occurred in April 2010, is considered the largest accidental marine oil spill in history. 

The University of Delaware’s Helga Huntley is among more than 40 scientists studying this problem as a member of the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE).