VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Where Did the Oil Go?
To the causal observer, it’s hard to believe that the Gulf of Mexico is still under stress seven years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The flotilla of boats surrounding the BP blowout site is gone and oil exploration has resumed in the Gulf. Tourists have returned to pristine beaches. Commercial and recreational fishing boats are again working the waters of the Gulf, and the seafood is safe to eat.
So what happened to more than 200 million gallons of leaked oil? And was the use of dispersants a good choice or a bad choice?
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Jim Verhulst: Life Through the Lens of Science
Today’s insights are from Jim Verhulst, a journalist and editor at the Tampa Bay Times. Jim has spent his career helping readers make sense of current events, often through the lens of science. But when it came to conceptualizing the magnitude of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Jim himself needed some scientific help.
This episode was recorded during a live event hosted by The Story Collider: Stories About Science.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Dispatches Wins First Place at the IOSC Film Festival
The 2017 International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) provided a vital forum for members of the international response community to come together to tackle the greatest spill-related challenges by discussing science, innovation, and research.
As part of its week-long program of activities, the IOSC hosted a film festival. Dispatches From The Gulf was honored to receive the prize for first place. Dr. Chuck Wilson (GoMRI) accepted the award on behalf of Screenscope Films and Dispatches creators Marilyn & Hal Weiner.
Photo courtesy of IOSC.
Watch the Sizzle for Dispatches – 2
A sequel to the Emmy Award-winning documentary, “Dispatches From The Gulf – 2” shares remarkable stories about the global team of scientists who continue to study the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill — the largest in U.S. history. Their unprecedented mission to comprehensively research its environmental impacts and find new ways to ease the devastation of future oil spills has lead to surprising discoveries. Click here to watch.
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Dispatches From The Gulf: Science, Community, and Recovery in the Aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill is the 14th episode in the Journey To Planet Earth TV series. DVDs are available free of charge to educators, librarians, homeschoolers, and community activists. Click here to fill out a request.
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Dispatches is made possible by a generous grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI).
Additional funding provided by the Wallace Genetic Foundation and the Farvue Foundation.
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