The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Team has released its first oil spill science outreach publications. These publications share the latest science about:
Fisheries Landings and Disasters in the Gulf of Mexico – Learn about historical fisheries landings data within the context of manmade and natural disasters. Explore why this data is important for fisheries management.
The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill’s Impact on Gulf Seafood – Learn about the results of federal, state and independent seafood testing after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Please follow the link https://gulfseagrant.wordpress.com/oilspilloutreach/publications to view and download these outreach publications.
The Oil Spill Outreach Team will also be offering a seminar on fisheries:
Oil Spill Science Seminar: Healthy Gulf Seafood – Nov 18, 2015 in Long Beach, MS
Learn how agencies tested seafood during and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, how fish and other animals break down oil and other contaminants, and how scientists monitoring seafood to keep consumers safe. This seminar is free and open to all. To register, visit http://gulfseagrant.org/oilspilloutreach/presentations/
The next series of outreach publications will focus on dispersants. Click here to view upcoming science seminars that the oil spill science outreach team is offering around the Gulf. To be updated about the oil spill science outreach team activities, seminars, and publications sign up for their email list (click here).
The Sea Grant programs in the Gulf of Mexico have partnered with the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) to create an oil spill science outreach program. GoMRI is a $500 million research program that aims to mitigate the impacts of hydrocarbon pollution and stressors on the marine environment and public health from the spill, as well as improve society’s understanding of oil spill issues. GoMRI provides support to the Sea Grant programs of the Gulf of Mexico (Florida, Mississippi-Alabama, Louisiana and Texas). The oil spill science outreach team (learn more here) creates outreach publications and organizes science seminars. They share peer reviewed oil spill science with people whose livelihoods depend on a healthy Gulf.