Life in the Extreme Deep (2011)


Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 6:30pm

Lecture by Peter Girguis

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill 2010 was the largest accidental marine disaster in history, dumping nearly 5 million barrels into the ocean, causing extensive damage to marine and wildlife habitats, and to the Gulf's fishing and tourism industries. Peter Girguis, Loeb Associate Professor of Natural Sciences at Harvard, discussed how biologists are working with environmental and industry officials to understand how natural “oil-eating” microbes are able to aid in the cleanup.