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ECOGIG in 60 Seconds

Dr. Katy Croff Bell explains the mission of the ECOGIG project - made up of scientists from a wide variety of disciplines, ECOGIG is studying current flow, ocean chemistry, microbial activity, deep-sea coral communities, and everything in between. ECOGIG, funded as a part of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI), is studying both natural oil and gas seepage into the Gulf of Mexico and ecosystem responses and effects directly attributable to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The team will focus on deep-sea corals, animals that live on and around them, and their response to the oil spill.

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