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Follow the DeepWater Horizon Oil Spill!
Category: For Educators
Resource Type: Web-Based
Date Posted: 12/01/2010

DeepWater Horizon Oil Spill as captured by NASA’s Terra satellite on May 24, 2010.

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill that resulted from the explosion of the DeepWater Horizon oil rig on April 20, 2010 has been labeled the worst oil spill in U.S. history.  This environmental disaster has caused great harm to the marine and coastal ecosystems along the vast extent of the oil plume.  The media coverage of the Gulf oil spill has peaked the interests of many students who are interested in learning more about the impacts of oil spills on the environment.  Click on the links below for resources and activities on the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill.

DeepWater Horizon Oil Spill Portal

NOAA Education Resources: Gulf Oil Spill

National Environmental Education Foundation: Oil Spill

Gulf of Mexico Alliance Environmental Education Network (GOMAEEN): Oil Industry and Spills

Self-Contained Gulf Oil Spill Kit, Cynthia Cudaback, Ocean & You article: USF says government tried to squelch their oil plume findings

SECOORA (Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association): Oil Spill


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