Gulf oil disaster

Are Red Crabs the Latest Victims of the Gulf Oil Disaster?

Life under 3,000 feet of sea water is tough enough. More than 1,300 pounds per square inch of pressure squeeze you. Water temperatures of 41°-45° F keep you freshly chilled. …

NWF's Maura Wood examines oil in the marsh.

Removing Oil From Marshes Not Without Risk

Since the start of the Gulf oil disaster, the emergence of oil into the marshes of Louisiana has been one of the most pressing environmental concerns. Currents and high tides …

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“Sand Sharks” Take on Gulf Coast’s Oiled Beaches

NWF’s John Hammond visited Orange Beach, AL to get a first-hand look at cleaning operations. Watch what he found:

Oil & Boom in Louisiana Marsh, June 2010

Are Louisiana Fish Kills Related to Gulf Oil Disaster?

With millions of gallons of oil & dispersants entering the Gulf during the summer, many question whether they could have played a role in the kills.

Questions Remain: How will the oil disaster affect the Gulf’s food web?

While the flow of oil from the Deepwater Horizon has come to an end, millions of gallons of degraded oil and chemicals have the potential to wreak havoc on the …

Gulf Oil Spill Symposium Scientists Build Research Framework to Guide Gulf Restoration

NOTE: this is the third post from the Gulf Oil Spill Symposium. Also see Symposium Looks to Alert Policy Makers to Impacts from Gulf Oil Disaster and Work Groups Begin …

Brittle starfish on impacted coral (Credit: Lophelia II 2010, NOAA OER & BOEMRE)

Coral Damage: How Long Will Gulf Oil Disaster Impacts Linger?

“Decades and decades – if not hundreds of years.” That’s how long it could take coral affected by the Gulf oil disaster to recover, according to NWF Senior Scientist Doug Inkley.

Gulf Oil Spill Symposium: Work Groups Begin Design of Early Warning System for Gulf Wildlife and Habitats

NOTE: this is the second post from the Gulf Oil Spill Symposium. Also see part I, Symposium Looks to Alert Policy Makers to Impacts from Gulf Oil Disaster One glaring …

Oil on beach near Pensacola, FL - June 2010

Tar Balls Continue Washing Ashore in Florida

Nearly seven months after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, oil continues to soil Escambia County’s white sand.

John Hammond, regional executive director for NWF, interviewed by News Channel 9 in Florida

Symposium Looks to Alert Policy Makers to Impacts from Gulf Oil Disaster

The old rock tune goes something like “you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.” That’s also a common problem in nature, especially after a traumatic blow to an …

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