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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Comprehensive Resource Center

SeaWeb is committed to providing a comprehensive compilation of resources related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill which began on April 20, 2010. Below you will find a daily - as well as archived - roundup of the day's top national and international news related to the oil spill, important information generated by SeaWeb about the spill and its effects, and key tools and links to external sources of information useful for keeping up-to-date about this environmental tragedy

Media Coverage

SeaWeb is tracking media coverage of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

See more news stories about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and its environmental effects in the complete Oil spill news archive >>

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Review other selected recent news stories on ocean conservation and marine science from around the world on our main news stories page.


SeaWeb Resources

Read SeaWeb President Dawn Martin's guest blog on the Smithsonian Ocean Portal.

Download SeaWeb's Marine Science Review special issue (Acrobat PDF), which features citations and abstracts from research papers about the impacts of oil on the Gulf of Mexico.

Download SeaWeb's new Ocean Issue Brief (Acrobat PDF), about oil and oil spill impacts.

On World Oceans Day, June 8, SeaWeb hosted a panel of marine experts who spoke at the National Press Club about the potential long-term environmental consequences Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A video of the panel discussion is available for download (693 MB).

Video is also available on SeaWeb's YouTube channel.

Visit Marine Photobank for more marine conservation images, and please sign up to submit your own images from the Gulf.

cleaning the oil from a pelicanOiled pelican being cleaned. Justin Stumberg, U.S. Navy

External Resources

Restore The Gulf: is the official federal portal for the Deepwater BP oil spill response and recovery. This site provides the public with information on the response, current operations, news and updates, how to file a claim and obtain other assistance, and links to federal, state and local partners.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Deepwater Horizon Library is a web archive of the maps, wildlife reports, scientific reports and other previously released public information available to emergency responders, fishermen, mariners and local officials during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The Deepwater Horizon Response (DHR) Unified Area Command (UAC) in New Orleans has established a Non-Government Organization Interaction Unit to increase our level of engagement and strengthen the partnership with numerous local NGOs throughout the Gulf Region that have a vested interest in this response effort.

Gulf of Mexico Map

Track the response effort to the Deepwater Horizon spill through this U.S. government website and its interactive map >>

Keep up to date on the efforts of federal scientists in the Gulf by following NOAA's Mission Log >>

NOAA Closure News