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

12/14/2010 // By Bob Serata

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. Hunting for food means scratching and scraping through the sand …

NWF's Maura Wood examines oil in the marsh.

Removing Oil From Marshes Not Without Risk

12/1/2010 // By Craig Guillot

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 can push oil deep into a marsh, saturating grasses, smothering …

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

11/24/2010 // By Miles Grant

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?

11/23/2010 // By Craig Guillot

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?

11/18/2010 // By Craig Guillot

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 ecosystem. If toxic chemical compounds from the disaster impacted eggs …

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

11/15/2010 // By Bob Serata

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 Design of Early Warning System for Gulf Wildlife and Habitats. …

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

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

11/11/2010 // By Craig Guillot

“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.

Keeping the Dominos from Falling in the Gulf’s Food Chain

11/10/2010 // By Bruce Stein

Although images of oil-drenched pelicans and blackened marshes are fading from public consciousness, researchers are grappling with the long-term impacts of the BP oil disaster on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. One of the greatest concerns is the potential collapse …

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

11/10/2010 // By Bob Serata

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 fact jumped out at me after listening to 40 scientists …

Oil on beach near Pensacola, FL - June 2010

Tar Balls Continue Washing Ashore in Florida

11/10/2010 // By Miles Grant

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

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