News - Oil Spill

Storms and spills

If you lived in coastal Alabama or Mississippi during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, you might recall waking up to the news that the storm’s winds had pushed a tension leg oil/offshore platform (TLP) from where it was moored for repairs and sent it...

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By: Tara Skelton / Published: Jun 28, 2018

Does oil spill response vary by habitat?

When a marine oil spill takes place, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 provides guidelines for government-funded agencies to respond. To do so, these agencies must keep abreast of the latest research on oil impacts and response techniques to determine...

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By: Tara Skelton / Published: Nov 02, 2017

Team reads, writes, travels to answer your oil spill questions

The Oil Spill Science Outreach Team formed in 2014 so those around the Gulf impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill could get unbiased, peer-reviewed facts about its impacts. After sharing science with thousands via publications, webinars and...

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By: Tara Skelton / Published: Aug 31, 2017

Dolphins and turtles and oil – oh my!

I always get excited when I’m walking along the beach and see dolphins off in the distance or – better yet – am lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a sea turtle swimming in shallow waters. I can’t help it!

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By: Larissa Graham / Published: Apr 12, 2017