The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill occurred 1,500 meters deep in the Gulf of Mexico, releasing approximately 3.19 million barrels of oil. The event initiated an unprecedented response effort and mobilized the largest, coordinated scientific research endeavor around an ocean-related event in history-orchestrated through the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI). The GoMRI scientists and their research to improve society’s ability to understand, respond to, and mitigate the impacts of petroleum pollution and related stressors of the marine and coastal ecosystems is documented in Dispatches from the Gulf by Screenscope Films. It premiered as an episode of the award-winning Journey to Planet Earth series.
Dispatches from the Gulf (Complete Documentary)
You can watch excerpts of this film with some of the featured scientists at our public lecture this Thursday, February 18, 2016!
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and show starts at 7:00 p.m.
Marine Science Education Center auditorium
855 East Cotter Avenue
Port Aransas, Texas 78373