Campus News

Oil change

A National Public Radio story about the location of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico quoted Samantha Joye, a marine biologist at UGA.

“It’s surprising when you are collecting cores remotely with a multi-core, they come up, and there’s really no marine life in them. All the fauna that we saw in September were deceased,” she said. “But now that we’re in the bottom, the animals that are here, some of them don’t look so healthy, but one thing that we haven’t really seen a lot of is the animals living in the sediment.”

She added: “What we see is the mobile organisms that can sort of move and get away. The organisms that can’t get away, we’re not seeing so much of here on the bottom.”