In 2010, the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history occurred. Ever wonder what it was like when those who lived and worked along the Gulf of Mexico first heard about the Deepwater Horizon disaster?
In a time marked by a never-ending series of extreme natural and man-made disasters, it’s a frightening story that speaks volumes about what society is facing today.
NOTE: Science is continually evolving. To see the latest research updates on this topic, please visit the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) web site at https://gulfresearchinitiative.org.
Dispatches from the Gulf is a multimedia initiative featuring documentaries, short videos, and podcasts that examine science, innovation, community, and recovery in the Gulf of Mexico in the years after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
Funding was provided by a generous grant from GoMRI — scientists investigating impacts of oil and dispersants on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem.
Dispatches is part of the award-winning “Journey to Planet Earth” documentary series that helps viewers understand and cope with the most important environmental issues of the 21st century.