Archinect - News 2014-10-26T01:30:04-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/2660229/gulf-s-complexity-and-resilience-seen-in-studies-of-oil-spill Gulf’s Complexity and Resilience Seen in Studies of Oil Spill Aaron Plewke 2011-04-12T16:40:58-04:00 >2011-04-12T17:42:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/je/je7noaakj7scsi5b.jpg" width="514" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the year since the wellhead beneath the Deepwater Horizon rig began spewing rust-colored crude into the northern Gulf of Mexico, scientists have been working frantically to figure out what environmental harm really came of the largest oil spill in American history. What has emerged in studies so far is not a final tally of damage, but a new window on the complexities of the gulf, and the vulnerabilities and capacities of biological systems in the face of environmental insults.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In June, oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico was absorbed by booms in Bay Jimmy, south of New Orleans. </p>