VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Lessons From The Past: The 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
In 1989, 11 million gallons of crude leaked from the Exxon Valdez oil tanker into Prince William Sound in Alaska, devastating everything in its path and causing fishery collapses in the years that followed.
Based on historical evidence such as this, the scientists studying Deepwater Horizon are preparing themselves for unexpected environmental impacts.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Is It Safe To Go In The Water?
“It was frightening. We had no idea what to expect. Can we get in the water? Can we walk on the beach? Can we eat the seafood? And unfortunately our worst dreams came true.” — Robert Craft
Robert Craft, the mayor of the coastal resort town Gulf Shores, recounts his community’s ordeal after the Deepwater Horizon disaster (when massive amounts of oil came ashore on their beaches) and describes how the environment and economy are faring seven years later.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Global Applications for Local Ocean Circulation Maps
When Deepwater Horizon oil began to approach coastal environments, it was unclear how river water entering the Gulf of Mexico would affect the oil’s transport and fate. Steve Dykstra uses drifters and ship-deployed sensors to study how freshwater plumes disperse in the coastal environment over different seafloor topography. He plans to someday use his findings and experience to help inform coastal resource management in developing countries. Photo courtesy of Steve Dykstra.
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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