This is the first site at which scientists or even the public can easily access a compilation of available research data on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster with a few clicks of a mouse.
Corals are fascinating animals. Just like there would be no forests without trees, there would be no coral reefs without corals.
The work to restore the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon drilling disaster is just beginning.
Scientists at the Harte Research Institute (HRI) for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are leading a historic effort to study the spill’s impact from the deepest waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the people who live on its shores.
Late on the night of April 20, 2010, methane gas blew out from a wellhead a mile below the Gulf of Mexico. At a pressure 150 times greater than air at the Earth’s surface, the gas shot up through a drilling riser to the Deepwater Horizon oil platform and exploded, killing 11 workers.
Five years after BP oil disaster, Gulf’s health remains under scrutiny
With the fifth anniversary of the spill today, everyone is asking me: Are we more prepared for the next spill? Perhaps the best answer to that question arrived a few weeks ago in a single email.