Oil Spill Anniversary

2010's Deepwater Horizon explosion caused one of the largest oil spills ever (courtesy C-IMAGE Consortium)
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.

Video Extras

What a 1979 Oil Spill Might Teach Deepwater Horizon Spill Researchers

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.

More Information: 

University of South Florida College of Marine Science website

Florida Institute of Oceanography website

Original Broadcast Date: 
04/27/15

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Host:
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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