Monthly Archives: July 2015

Gulf zooplankton recovery and the Deepwater Horizon spill

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was a catastrophic man-made disaster that directly impacted oceanic aquatic ecology on land and sea. Even though the event took place in April 2010, it has continued to create a ripple effect across the Gulf of Mexico, particularly with water bodies, oceanic wildlife and communities along the Gulf coastline. To … Continue reading Gulf zooplankton recovery and the Deepwater Horizon spill

Sustainable water resources a major concern in southwestern U.S. states

Trying to come up with ways to find safe, sustainable water resources in arid, dry environments has been challenging since life first developed on Earth. One such setting is the southwestern region of the U.S. As of late, this area has been making headlines due to the devastating drought the southwest has experienced in the past four … Continue reading Sustainable water resources a major concern in southwestern U.S. states

Is agriculture tech the solution for climate change and water pollution?

There has been a lot of discussion in the media as well as in the scientific world about steps that need to be taken to reverse climate change trends. While a multi-pronged approach that involves continuous efforts from bioassessment laboratories is needed, innovation and technology must come from other sectors too. One of these sectors is … Continue reading Is agriculture tech the solution for climate change and water pollution?

Zooplankton are eating plastic, creating possible problems for ocean life

Zooplankton might be some of the smallest creatures in the sea, but they are crucially important to oceanic aquatic ecology. In their tiny, hidden world under the water, they perform some of the most vital functions in the food chain. Not only does this impact the natural ebb and flow of the oceans, but it … Continue reading Zooplankton are eating plastic, creating possible problems for ocean life