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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Obama Allowing Oil Drilling is Cynical Politics

Blog by Phil Radford | October 12, 2010 6 comments

Today, President Obama trotted Interior Secretary Salazar out to do his dirty work: to announce the President's decision to lift the moratorium on offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. This is pure politics of the most cynical...

A study in contrast

Blog by Robert Gardner | October 12, 2010 1 comment

At the heart of injustice is a certain amount of outrage. Yesterday, the New York Times is reporting that Zoltan Bakonyi, the managing director of the Hungarian Aluminum Production and Trade Company, has been arrested and charged...

Let's Organize an Energy Revolution

Blog by Robert Meyers | October 7, 2010 9 comments

I came to Gulf of Mexico hoping to see a whale, but instead I saw a lot of oil rigs. At no time during our 513 nautical mile (950 km) voyage from Galveston, Texas, out around the Deepwater Horizon oil spill site into Gulfport,...

White House hid the truth on spill: The truth and the oil is still out there.

Blog by Phil Radford | October 6, 2010

The President's National Oil Spill Commission released preliminary findings today from its investigation into BP's oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. And its initial findings will cause at least two major headaches, I mean...

Where's all the oil gone?

Blog by Dave Walsh | September 30, 2010 3 comments

The Arctic Sunrise is currently alongside in Galveston Texas – the winches and other equipment that was used on the most recent leg have been craned off, and out on deck, a whole lot of new equipment is being welded on for the...

Oil on the bottom of the Gulf

Blog by Kert Davies | September 27, 2010 2 comments

Now that was a totally new experience! Last night I got to touch clay and mud fresh from the bottom of the sea, 1,300 meters (4,000 feet) deep in the Gulf of Mexico. That was fun. Today we pulled up a sample and opened the lid to see...

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