Learn More: Exxon Valdez and Long-term Recovery after a Spill

In 1989 the Exxon Valdez caused the worst oil spill to have occurred in US waters to date. The Exxon Valdez spilled 38.000 tons of crude oil into the ocean. The Gulf of Mexico spill released between 35.000 and 60.000 barrels of oil per day. The case of the Exxon Valdez has been well studied … Read more

Gulf of Mexico Expedition 2010: Overview

Oceana is launching a two-month research expedition from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, that will assess the long-term impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico and its inhabitants as well as document areas that could be impacted by the spill if oil becomes caught in certain sea currents. Oceana’s 2010 Gulf of … Read more

Away we go!

Well we are all set – the crew is ready to go, we have all the equipment we need and we are counting down the days until we set sail on August 8. We’ll be sailing the chartered Oceana Latitude, a 170 foot vessel capable of sailing in both shallow and deep waters, and adapted … Read more

Oil spill devastating for sea turtles and Gulf of Mexico ecosystem

Oceana, the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation, released a new report today entitled Why Healthy Oceans Need Sea Turtles: The Importance of Sea Turtles to Marine Ecosystems. The new report describes the vital roles sea turtles play, including maintaining healthy seagrass beds and coral reefs, providing key habitat for other marine life, … Read more