Stories about Santiago Herrera

Herrera’s research helps guide decisions about which sites to designate as marine protected areas in the Gulf of Mexico in the years following the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Oceans define our home planet, covering more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface and driving the weather and climatic patterns that are essential to life. Maintaining the economic and life-support value of the ocean relies on preserving the well-being of its ecosystems.

Lehigh University researcher Santiago Herrera studies connectivity patterns in habitat-forming corals in the Gulf of Mexico, key to restoring marine ecosystems damaged by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Santiago Herrera joins researchers in investigating the impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the deep sea ecosystem.

Lehigh’s Santiago Herrera is lead biologist aboard the 2017 American Samoa Expedition.