The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program is excited to share with you two new oil spill science outreach publications!  Please follow the link to view and download:


Navigating Shifting Sands: Oil on our Beaches
This outreach publication highlights how oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was buried, how it moves around, and how scientists track oil. There was also a science seminar on this topic, Navigating Shifting Sands: Oil on our beaches. The recordings of the presentations can be found here.


Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Five years after the incident, tourists to the Gulf of Mexico still have questions about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This outreach publication addresses the five most common questions that people have – including how the oil was cleaned up, where the oil moved in the environment, and the ecological & health impacts of the spill.


These outreach publications include peer-reviewed science results and were reviewed by experts in the field. Please share these publications with your network.


Also, stay tuned for our upcoming science seminars. Past seminars have focused on dispersants, impacts to habitats, seafood safety and more. To listen to the recordings of past seminars or to see which are coming soon, visit our website: