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July 02nd 2010:"Scientific Researchin the Gulf Of Mexico's Deep Sea Oil Crisis"

David Gibbons is joined by Dr. John Kesslerfrom the Texas A&M University Research Department. He was recently awardeda grant to report on methane levels in the lower depths of Gulf of Mexico'sarea where a devastating oil spill has destroyed marine life and food chains. Scientistshave also reported immense underwater plumes of oil not visible at the surface.Experts fear that the spill will result in an environmental disaster, withextensive impact already on marine and wildlife habitats. The spill has alsodamaged the Gulf of Mexico fishing and tourism industries. "This is the most vigorous metha

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John Kessler

Dr. John Kessler Ph.D. Earth System Science Dr. Kessler is a chemical oceanographer who focuses onisotope biogeochemistry to eluciade how gases in the ocean cycle and ultimatelyparticipate in global climate change. He is particularly interestedin oceanic methane which, due to the dynamic nature and massive size of therelatively unexplored oceanic methane system, has the potential for feedbackswith climate. Dr. Kessler's research strives to quantify sources,sinks, and fluxes of oceanic methane using analytical chemistry measurementswith particular emphasis on stable and radiocarbon isotopes.
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