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Surfactant Associated Bacteria in the Sea Surface Microlayer: Case Studies in the Straits of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico
Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing
  • Bryan Hamilton, Nova Southeastern University
  • Cayla Whitney Dean, Nova Southeastern University
  • Naoko Kurata, Nova Southeastern University
  • Katie E. Vella, Nova Southeastern University
  • Alexander Soloviev, Nova Southeastern University
  • Aurelien Tartar, Nova Southeastern University
  • Mahmood S. Shivji, Nova Southeastern University
  • S. Matt, Stennis Space Center
  • William Perrie, Bedford Institute of Oceanography
  • Susanne Lehner, German Aerospace Center (DLR) Remote Sensing Technology Institute
  • B. Zhang, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
5-21-2015
Peer Reviewed
1
Abstract
Abstract. Certain genera of bacteria found in the near-to-surface layer of the ocean Can Be Involved in the Production and decay of active surface materials (surfactants), resulting and in slicks on the sea surface. Slicks Can Be Observed with airborne or satellite-based synthetic aperture radar (SAR). Here, we report results That points to a connection entre les presence of surfactant-producing bacteria in the upper layer of the ocean and slick, Observed visually and in SAR imagery of the sea surface. From DNA analysis of samples taken in situ During RADARSAT-2 satellite overpass in the Straits of Florida During The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, we found abundance of A Higher Known surfactant-producing bacteria in the slick Compared To nonslick the area; furthermore, A Higher abundance of These Were Observed bacteria in the water column Compared To Those taken from the sea surface. Surfactants produced by marine bacteria in the organic matter-rich water column can be transported Then to the sea area through diffusion or advection. Within a definite ranks of wind-wave conditions the organic materials (Such As Dissolved oil) in the water column processed by surfactant-associated bacteria can, THUS, be Monitored with high-resolution remote sensing techniques.
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ORCID ID
0000-0002-2743-3602;
ResearcherID
G-4080-2013
DOI
10.1080/07038992.2015.1048849
Citation Information
Bryan Hamilton, Cayla Whitney Dean, Naoko Kurata, Katie E. Vella, et al.. "Surfactant Associated Bacteria in the Sea Surface Microlayer: Case Studies in the Straits of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico" Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing Vol. 41 Iss. 2 (2015) p. 135 - 143 ISSN: 0703-8992
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mahmood-shivji/105/