Gulf Ship Tour

Gulf Ship Tour, what we learned:

We embarked on a three-month expedition to support independent research into the impacts of the Gulf oil disaster. Join us as we present highlights from the tour, take your questions and let you know what we're doing next.

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We traveled throughout the Gulf, bringing independent research scientists on board to examine various aspects of oil spill impacts. Whether by ship, helicopter or even by submarine, see where we went and what we saw by selecting layers to view on the map below. View our ship's route, blogs, images, videos and tweets by selecting the checkmark next to the layer name. Then click on the icon to view content or on the ship route's path to learn more about that leg of the tour.

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Oil and ice

Blog by Frida Bengtsson | February 28, 2011 2 comments

On the evening of February 17th, the Icelandic containership Godafoss ran aground in the Hvaler national park in southern Norway and started leaking heavy oil. One of the biggest challenges of the cleanup operations has been to...

Five more dead bottlenose dolphins wash ashore in the Gulf of Mexico

Blog by John Hocevar | February 25, 2011 3 comments

In the latest news from the Gulf of Mexico , five more bottlenose dolphins have washed ashore. This brings the total, so far this year, to a staggering 53! Scientists are conducting necropsies, the results of which NOAA says we may...

Dead Baby Dolphins Wash Ashore in the Gulf

Blog by John Hocevar | February 23, 2011 4 comments

Yes, dead baby dolphins . As we approach the one year anniversary of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oilrig in the Gulf of Mexico, there is renewed interest in the questions which many of us began asking last April: How...

World Press Photo award for oil spill photographer

Feature story | February 14, 2011 at 11:02

On February 11, 2011, Greenpeace-commissioned photographer Lu Guang received 3rd place for "spot news stories" at the prestigious World Press Photo for his portrayal of July 2010's Dalian oil spill in northeastern China.

Twitter Shorty Awards – nominate Greenpeace for oil spill truth expedition

Blog by Michelle Frey | January 25, 2011 23 comments

Did you know that there are awards for the best users of Twitter ? They’re called The Shorty Awards and nominations have just begun. So far, we’ve earned 47 votes for the “green” category. This puts us in 18th place. Help us move...

National Oil Spill Commission releases final report

Blog by Kert Davies | January 11, 2011 3 comments

Today, the US National Commission released the final report into the causes of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The Commission has leveled a crucial warning with this report, detailing for the history books that which is broken in...

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