Category Archives: After Deepwater

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Lost, and Found, at Sea

On the bridge of the "Endeavor," crew members search the ocean for a wayward floating probe that is crucial to the ship's scientific mission.

The ecological effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill are still largely unknown. A senior writer at The Chronicle, Josh Fischman, is on the research vessel Endeavor in the Gulf of Mexico, with a team of university scientists seeking answers. He is filing reports from the ship.

About 120 miles southeast of Gulfport, Miss. — We all want to go hom…

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Taking Apart the Deepwater Horizon Oil Slick

The ecological effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill are still largely unknown. Josh Fischman, a senior writer at The Chronicle, is on the research vessel Endeavor in the Gulf of Mexico with a team of university scientists seeking answers. He is filing reports from the ship.

This oil slick was spotted from the deck of the Endeavor this weekend. (Courtesy of Kai Ziervogel)

About one mile from Deepwater Horizon’s former site—Gallons and gallons of chemicals called dispersants get poure…

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Less Sleep Equals More Oil: Science Equations at Sea

The ecological effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill are still largely unknown. Senior writer Josh Fischman is on the research vessel Endeavor in the Gulf of Mexico with a team of university scientists seeking answers. He is filing reports from the ship.

On the deck of Endeavor, biogeochemist Joseph Montoya examines sea-floor sampling equipment.

One hundred and twenty miles south of the Mississippi Delta—The Endeavor is moving at 1 knot through a thin but wide slick of oil. The sheen g…

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Micropredators and Oily Prey

Andrew Juhl, an oceanographer, prepares an experiment in the Endeavor's lab.

The ecological effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill are still largely unknown. Josh Fischman, senior writer, is on the research vessel Endeavor in the Gulf of Mexico, with a team of university scientists seeking answers. He is filing reports from the ship.

—100 miles off Pascagoula, Miss.

Debby did Gulfport this past weekend. Or threatened to, enough to toss the Endeavor’s cruise plan up in the air. Tropical …

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Chasing the Hidden Effects of Deepwater Horizon Oil

The ecological effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill are still largely unknown. From today until early July, senior writer Josh Fischman will be on the research vessel Endeavor in the Gulf of Mexico, with a team of university scientists seeking answers. During the next two weeks he will file a series of reports from the ship about their findings. This first dispatch comes from land, as the ship prepares to embark.

The Deepwater Horizon rig on fire after the blowout. (U.S. Coast Guard /…