Oil spill science educational shorts
Where did the Deepwater Horizon oil go?
Learn about where the oil went in the Gulf of Mexico after Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (Concept and content by the Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program/Animation and narration by O’Chang Studios)
Ensuring the safety of seafood after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Learn about the testing methods done to ensure the safety of seafood in the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (Concept and content by the Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program/Animation and narration by O’Chang Studios)
How do fish cope with exposure to oil?
Learn how fishes’ bodies process oil after being exposed to it in the environment. (Concept and content by the Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program/Animation and narration by O’Chang Studios)
Science on a sphere
Science On a Sphere® (SOS) is a six foot diameter replica of the Earth developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to share complex environmental processes using computerized animation. The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program worked with Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC) and NOAA to develop an SOS presentation using satellite data. The program they created provides a visual narrative of where oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill traveled on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
Here is a preview of the video*. For maximum effect, find a science center near you with an SOS and request it!
*Please note the captions built into the video are sized to be read on a six-foot screen. However, regular closed-captioning is available by clicking the “cc” button at the bottom of the video.
The Sea Grant team hosted dozens of science seminars between 2015 and 2021. Where possible, the team recorded individual talks by scientific experts on a range of subjects. Go to the seminars and workshops page to see a list of topics, and then click on individual workshops to access presentation videos.
Featured image: Attendees at the seminar Technology used to study oil spills, Part 2, held August 29, 2018 at the Gulf Coast Research Lab’s Marine Education Center in Ocean Springs, Mississippi view where the Deepwater Horizon oil went on the facility’s SOS display. (Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium)