Wildlife and habitat impacts

Wildlife and habitat impacts: How oil spills and associated response methods affect all marine life—plant and animal—and the habitats they live in

Educational videos

Oil spill science outreach publications

Top 5 frequently asked questions about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill–Updated 2021

Impacts from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Gulf of Mexico fisheries–Updated 2021

Oil on the beach: What happened after Deepwater Horizon?

Sea turtles and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill–Updated 2021

Impacts of oil on mangroves

Birds of a feather: Coping with oil

Oysters and oil spills

Helping oiled animals recover: Gulf of Mexico

Corals and oil spills

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s impact on bottlenose dolphins

Skin lesions in fish: Was there a connection to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill?

Impacts From the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Gulf of Mexico fisheries

Fisheries landings and disasters in the Gulf of Mexico

Responses of aquaticanimals in the Gulf of Mexico to oil and dispersants

Navigating shifting sands: Oil on our beaches

Seminars and workshops

Focus on Louisiana: Oil spills 
September 23, 2020 – webinar

Oysters: Adapting to a changing Gulf, a three-part webinar series
Summer 2020

Shining light on Deepwater Horizon impacts to the Florida Panhandle
December 4, 2019 – Pensacola, FL

Using the underdogs of the animal world to gain insights into impacts, recovery, and restoration after oil spills
August 13, 2019 –  Lacombe, LA

Impacts of oil spills on estuaries
July 1, 2019 – Moss Point, MS

Birds & oil spills
February 28, 2019 – Baton Rouge, LA

Oil spill response, assessment, and restoration: Marine mammals
March 29, 2018 – Galveston, TX

Oil spill science for healthy island communities
August 10, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and  August 11, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Sea turtles and oil spills
March 23, 2017 – Brownsville, TX

Chilling with your chums: How did the oil spill impact Gulf fisheries?
April 6, 2016 – Austin, TX

Five years later, what have we learned?
March 18, 2015 – Point Clear, AL

Exploring oil spill impacts in the deep Gulf of Mexico
Dec 8, 2015 – Corpus Christi, TX

Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to Gulf wetlands
August 11, 2015 – Slidell, LA

Navigating shifting sands: Oil on our beaches
August 5, 2015 – Pensacola, FL

Oil spill science seminar: Impacts of oil on coastal habitats
July 22, 2015 – Temple Terrace, FL

Exploring the intersection between oil spill science and response  
February 6, 2017 – New Orleans, LA

Sharing Gulf science discoveries for management
June 14, 2016 – Baton Rouge, LA

Oil spill science: An overview
Oct 21, 2015 – Long Beach, MS

Bridging the gap between oil spill researchers and responders workshop 
April 14, 2015 – Port Aransas, TX

Natural resource management seminar & workshop
February 16 and 19, 2015 – Houston, TX

Texas master naturalist seminar
January 13, 2015

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