Brittle Star Clings to Damaged Deep-sea Corals

In 2010, scientists from NOAA and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute found dead and damaged deep-sea corals in the Gulf of Mexico, potentially affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. These corals are the subject of much ongoing research in the Gulf. Learn more about how the Gulf of Mexico is recovering from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the search for corals affected by the oil spill.


Chuck Fisher, Penn State University