ME004:
Processes Impacting the Distribution and Fate of Oil in the Marine Environment


Session ID#: 28069

Session Description:
Oil occurs in the marine environment both naturally and through human activity. Research results arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the recent re-evaluation of the 1979 Ixtoc-I oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as from work on natural seep sites, have quantified processes that control the distribution and fate of oil within food webs and the environment. Specifically, marine snow formation, incorporation of oil, and subsequent gravitational settling to the seafloor is now recognized as a significant pathway for the distribution and fate of oil. Riverine processes and ocean circulation affect oil particle coagulation and transport. Dispersant application impacts oil droplet size, but also may have lethal and sublethal effects on the lower trophic food web. Microbes transform, repackage, and distribute oil throughout the water column and on the seafloor. Oil accumulation on the seafloor impacts benthic animals and fishes, where rates of recovery may be slow.  Consumption and/or bioaccumulation of oil by benthic and upper trophic level animals, such as fishes and marine mammals, also affect both ecosystem function and the distribution of oil within the food web. We welcome observational, experimental, and modeling contributions that examine and help quantify these processes.
Primary Chair:  Kendra L Daly, University of South Florida Tampa, Tampa, FL, United States
Co-chairs:  Adrian Burd1, Simone Francis2 and Anusha Dissanayake1, (1)University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States(2)University of California Santa Barbara, Marine Science Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Index Terms:

4251 Marine pollution [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4273 Physical and biogeochemical interactions [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4817 Food webs, structure, and dynamics [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
4840 Microbiology and microbial ecology [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • CD - Coastal Dynamics
  • MM - Microbiology and Molecular Ecology

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Erika Lea Neat1, Sarah Zarn2, Melissa Ederington-Hagy3 and Wade H Jeffrey3, (1)United States, (2)University of West Florida, FL, United States, (3)University of West Florida, Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation, Pensacola, FL, United States
Rebecca L Medvecky1, Christelle A Miller1, Tracy A Sherwood1, Dana L Wetzel1 and Kevan L Main2, (1)Mote Marine Laboratory, Environmental Laboratory for Forensics, Sarasota, FL, United States, (2)Mote Marine Laboratory, Marine & Freshwater Aquaculture Research Program, Sarasota, FL, United States
Uta Passow, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Kendra L Daly1, George A Jackson2, Kurt Kramer3, Andrew Remsen3, Palak Dave4 and Carlyn Scott3, (1)University of South Florida Tampa, Tampa, FL, United States, (2)Texas A&M University College Station, Bainbridge, WA, United States, (3)University of South Florida, College of Marine Science, St Petersburg, FL, United States, (4)University of South Florida, Computer Sciences, Tampa, FL, United States
Amy M McKenna1, Huan Chen2, Jie Lu3, Phoebe Zito4, Yuri E Corilo1 and Ryan P Rodgers1, (1)National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, FT-ICR MS Facility, Tallahassee, FL, United States, (2)National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, FL, United States, (3)Future Fuels Institute at Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, United States, (4)University of New Orleans, Department of Chemistry, New Orleans, LA, United States
David J Hollander1, Patrick T Schwing2, Isabel Romero3, Gregg Brooks4, Rebekka A Larson4, David W Hastings4, Jeff Chanton5, Joel E Kostka6, Adolfo Gracia7, Maria-Luisa Machain Casitllo7, Will Overholt8, Chuanmin Hu9, Joan Sánchez-Cabeza10, Ana Carolina Ruiz Fenandez10, Paul Montagna11, Elva G Escobar-Briones7, Katherine Freeman12, Sara Lincoln13, Tinka Murk14, Edwin Foekema14, Thomas Oldenburg15 and Jagos Radovic16, (1)Saint Petersburg, FL, United States, (2)University of South Florida St. Petersburg, St Petersburg, FL, United States, (3)University of South Florida, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States, (4)Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL, United States, (5)Florida State University, Dept. of Earth, Ocean, & Atmospheric Science, Tallahassee, FL, United States, (6)Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, United States, (7)National Autonomous University of Mexico, Limnology and Oceanography, Ciudad DE Armería, Mexico, (8)Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Atlanta, GA, United States, (9)University of South Florida, College of Marine Science, St. Petersburg, FL, United States, (10)National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mazetlan, Mexico, (11)Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Corpus Christi, TX, United States, (12)Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, Geosciences, University Park, PA, United States, (13)Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States, (14)Wageningen University and Research Center, Wageningen, Netherlands, (15)University of Calgary, Department of Geosciences, Calgary, AB, Canada, (16)University of Calgary, Department of Geoscience, Calgary, AB, Canada
Mandy Lindeberg, Ron Heintz and Jacek Maselko, NOAA NMFS, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Juneau, AK, United States
Charles Phillip Holmes II, James Madison University, Biology, Harrisonburg, VA, United States and Jason B Sylvan, Texas A&M University, Oceanography, College Station, TX, United States
Alice Ortmann1, Susan Cobanli2, Gary Wohlgeschaffen3, Jessica MacDonald4, Brian Robinson3, Peter Thamer3 and Thomas King3, (1)Fisheries and Oceans Canada Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Canada, (2)Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Dartmouth, NS, Canada, (3)Fisheries and Oceans Canada, NS, Canada, (4)Dalhousie University, NS, Canada
Karen Malone1, Simeon Pesch2, Michael Schlüter1 and Dieter Krause1, (1)Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany, (2)Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Ajit Subramaniam, Columbia University of New York, LDEO, Palisades, NY, United States, Andrew R Juhl, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Biology and Pale Environment, Palisades, NY, United States, Joseph Peter Montoya, Georgia Inst Technology, Atlanta, GA, United States and Melody Aleman, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Luni Sun1, Meng-Hsuen Chiu2, Chen Xu1, Peng Lin1, Kathleen Schwehr1, Hernando Pactao Bacosa3, Manoj Kamalanathan3, Antonietta Quigg4, Wei-Chun Chin2 and Peter H Santschi1, (1)Texas A&M University at Galveston, Department of Marine Sciences, Galveston, TX, United States, (2)University of California Merced, School of Engineering, Merced, CA, United States, (3)Texas A&M University at Galveston, Marine Biology, TX, United States, (4)Texas A&M University at Galveston, Marine Biology, Galveston, TX, United States
Kathleen Schwehr1, Meng-Hseun Chiu2, Manoj Kamalanathan3, Chen Xu4, Luni Sun1, Peng Lin1, Charles Bergen5, Alexandra Yard6, Wei-Chun Chin7, Antonietta Quigg6 and Peter H Santschi8, (1)Texas A&M University at Galveston, Department of Marine Sciences, Galveston, TX, United States, (2)University of California Merced, Bioengineering, Merced, CA, United States, (3)Texas A&M University at Galveston, Marine Biology, TX, United States, (4)Texas A & M University at Galveston, Galveston, TX, United States, (5)TX A&M University-Galveston, Marine Biology, Galveston, TX, United States, (6)Texas A&M University at Galveston, Marine Biology, Galveston, TX, United States, (7)University of California Merced, School of Engineering, Merced, CA, United States, (8)Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, United States
Kimberley Laverne Drouin, Duke University, Durham, NC, United States, Arthur Mariano, RSMAS, Physical Oceanography, Miami, FL, United States, Edward H Ryan, RSMAS MPO, Miami, FL, United States and Lucas Cardoso Laurindo, University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States
Eleanor C Arrington1, Veronika Kivenson1, Rachel Liu2, Zhisong Cui2 and David L Valentine2, (1)University of California Santa Barbara, Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (2)University of California Santa Barbara, Marine Science Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Anusha Dissanayake1, Adrian Burd1, Kendra L Daly2, Simone Francis3 and Uta Passow4, (1)University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States, (2)University of South Florida, College of Marine Science, St. Petersburg, FL, United States, (3)University of California Santa Barbara, Marine Science Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (4)University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Olaf Jensen1, Kenneth Able2, Joel Fodrie3, Paola C. Lopez-Duarte2, Charles W Martin4, Michael J McCann5, Jill Olin6, Michael J Polito7 and Brian J Roberts8, (1)Rutgers University, Department of Marine & Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (2)Rutgers University Marine Field Station, Tuckerton, NJ, United States, (3)University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Institute of Marine Sciences, Morehead City, NC, United States, (4)University of Florida, IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station, Cedar Key, FL, United States, (5)The Nature Conservancy, New York, NY, United States, (6)Michigan Technological University, Great Lakes Research Center, Houghton, United States, (7)Louisiana State University, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (8)Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Chauvin, LA, United States
Shawn Doyle1, Genmei Lin2, Samantha P Setta3, Amanda Achberger2, Terry Wade4, Antonietta Quigg3 and Jason B Sylvan2, (1)Texas A&M University, Oceanography, College Station, TX, United States, (2)Texas A&M University, Oceanography, College Station, TX, United States, (3)Texas A&M University at Galveston, Marine Biology, Galveston, TX, United States, (4)Texas A&M University, Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG), College Station, TX, United States

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