Oil Spill Anniversary
Five years ago, an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, and started one of the largest accidental oil spills ever. University Beat on WUSF TV talks with some of the researchers from the USF College of Marine Science and the Florida Institute of Oceanography who have been studying the effects of the spill since it happened.
Dr. David Hollander, Assoc. Professor with the USF College of Marine Science, talks about what USF researchers hope to learn when they join an international team looking at the 1979 Ixtoc oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico - lessons that might be applied to the Horizon oil spill.
Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.