Oil Spill Science Outreach Team Ready with Answers

Have oil spill science questions? This Gulf-wide Sea Grant team researches, writes, and presents about the latest findings in everyday language. On our page you can Search our database by topic. Read and download our in-depth publications and fact sheets. Search for upcoming workshops or videos of older presentations. Connect with our team members. Sign…

New oil spill science outreach publication explains where scientists believe Deepwater Horizon oil ended up

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill released around 172 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf in 2010. In the following months, responders used every tool at their disposal to remove what they could from the environment. Simultaneously, scientists worked to track the path of what remained. The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program’s…

Texas Sea Grant shares updated Hurricane Harvey recovery resources

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Texas Sea Grant has collected  resources designed to assist in recovery efforts. The websites, publications, mobile apps and videos they share have been developed by other Sea Grant programs and federal, state and regional agencies and non-profit organizations. To stay in the loop, bookmark this link, as they will…

Extension liaison selected for National Water Center

In an effort to meet the needs of water management decision-makers, The University of Alabama (UA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service and NOAA Sea Grant announce that Karen Bareford has been hired as the national water extension liaison at the National Water Center (NWC). Located at the NWC on the…

Workshop to explore how communities can prepare for flood events

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program, in conjunction with the American Planning Association chapter for the state of Mississippi, is planning an event from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, to discuss the topic of flood mitigation at the community level. The workshop will be held in Biloxi at the city’s community development building,…

Sea Grant Agents Bring Together Fishing Guides and Scientists for Pioneering Snook Project

A new video shows how fishing guides and Florida Sea Grant agents are collaborating on a novel snook research study. Warmer winters have caused snook populations to expand northward in the Gulf of Mexico and scientists suspect climate change could be responsible. Emma Pistole, a master’s student at the University of Florida, is working with the…

Alabama shellfish and aquaculture situation report released

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and Auburn University Marine Extension and Research Center announce the publication of the “Alabama Shellfish and Aquaculture Situation and Outlook Report: Production Year 2016.” The report summarizes anonymous survey responses from 11 of the 14 oyster aquaculture operations that are certified by the Alabama Department of Public Health. The operations…

New Oil Spill Science Outreach Publication Released

“Predicting the movement of oil,” a new in-depth outreach publication from the Oil Spill Science Outreach Team, highlights how scientists used computer models during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill as tools to predict the path and fate of the oil.

Boater’s guide to small oil spills available now

We hope many of you are taking advantage of the rising temperatures to enjoy time on the water. With that in mind, we have created a Gulf-wide guide on how to prepare for and respond to an accidental oil or fuel spill on your own vessel. These one-page fact sheets—printed on waterproof paper for on-board…