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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Follow our ship tour, interactive map:

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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Just released: 30k pages of BP oil spill documents. Help us find out what we've got!

Blog by James Turner | April 19, 2011 9 comments

The research team here at Greenpeace USA does some really great stuff. Uncloaking the Koch brothers, figuring out the truth about fracking, and pressuring polluters who are trying to influence our elected leaders. But they can only do...

Make Your Voice Heard on the Anniversaries of the Exxon Valdez and BP Deepwater...

Blog by Melanie Duchin | March 24, 2011 3 comments

Twenty-two years ago on March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez ran aground at Bligh Reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound. The tanker spilled 11 million gallons of oil into the water, fouled 1,500 miles of Alaska’s coast and killed...

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.

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