Meeting of great minds looking for sub-surface oil

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - By Rebecca Powers – bio | email

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - On Wednesday, Unified Command officials briefed local scientists and other academics about their findings so far in their search for sub-surface oil in the Gulf. They also presented them with a plan of action for future clean up and restoration of natural resources.

"They wanted to do is present that plan to the scientific community in different states in the Gulf, to get feedback on whether the plan was complete," Northern Gulf Institute Director Michael Carron said. "You know, were they missing anything? Was there something they should be doing differently?"

"It was a great session today. We really had a meeting of the minds," Steve Morkowski with NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Services said. "We had seven federal agencies here that are involved in Deepwater Horizon. We also had academics from all over the northern Gulf area, really getting down to brass tacks about what we are sampling, the way we're doing it and trying to set up better mechanisms to communicate better with each other."

There are two other meetings like this going on this week. One is in New Orleans, the other is in West Florida.

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