Oil Spill Anniversary

 Researchers prepare to deploy the multicorer, a device that pulls multiple sections of soil up from the ocean's core at the same time (courtesy C-IMAGE Consortium)
Gulf Oil Spill

Five years ago this week, the largest accidental oil spill ever took place in the Gulf of Mexico. USF College of Marine Science researchers were among the first responders to the Deepwater Horizon disaster – and they’ve continued looking at the spill’s long-term effects on the environment ever since. We’ll hear from some of those scientists on University Beat on WUSF 89.7.

Video Extras

Five Year Anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Explosion News Conference - Part I

Part one (of four) of news conference on fifth year anniversary of Deepwater Horizon explosion at USF College of Marine Science. (Remainder of the conference can be found at the College's YouTube page)

More Information: 

University of South Florida College of Marine Science website

Florida Institute of Oceanography website

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Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Wednesday after the 7:45 AM newscast | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Wednesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM

Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV from 2007-2017. In addition to serving as a producer, reporter, host and assistant news director, he serves as Intern Coordinator for WUSF News. Mark has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992. He graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a BA in Telecommunications/Radio in 1994.

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