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Deepwater Horizon


Ship attempting to collect oil from DWH oil spill

Deepwater Horizon Collection of NOAA Science Literature Now Available

A enormous smoke plume on the ocean next to a boat which looks small in comparison.

30 Years of Restoration After Oil Spills

The project includes distributing fish descender devices to recreational anglers and teaching best practices on their use.

NOAA and the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission Partner to Restore Recreational Fish

A Brown Pelican lands on the restored Queen Bess Island.

Rescued from Deepwater Horizon, a Resilient Native Returns to Queen Bess Island

Gag groupers are a species targeted for restoration in the recreational fisheries barotrauma reduction project.

$226 Million in Projects Approved in Gulf Open Ocean Restoration Plan

Aerial view of Boggy Point, and Bird and Robinson Islands in Perdido Bay, Alabama.

Two Partners Recommended for Funding to Restore Habitat From Oil and Hazardous Waste Spills

A loggerhead turtle swimming by divers in the Gulf of Mexico.

Comments Welcomed on Deepwater Horizon Open Ocean Draft Restoration Plan

A pair of common loons on the water's surface, facing each other.

Deepwater Horizon Open Ocean Restoration Plan 1 Finalized

An aerial view of forest and estuary land on the Mississippi coast.

Mississippi Acquires Land in Grand Bay with Deepwater Horizon Settlement Funds

Marsh at the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge on the Texas Coast.

NOAA Announces Latest Partnership to Restore Habitats Damaged by Oil and Hazardous Waste

Deepwater Horizon Trustees to Host Two Public Events, July 18 and 19 in Mississippi

A diver with a camera takes video and photos in a coral nursery.

Dive into 2017 Gulf Spill Restoration Project Data

Aerial photo of the Mississippi coast with a living shoreline project that includes natural and artificial breakwater material and marsh creation to reduce shoreline erosion.

Gulf Spill Restoration: Two Years After Settlement

Deepwater Horizon Trustee staff in boats and on marsh shorelines look at oil on the water's surface.

Deepwater Horizon: Louisiana Trustees Finalize Barataria Strategic Restoration Plan

Participants celebrate the re-opening of Jeff Friend Trail at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in Gulf Shores, Alabama (photo U.S. Dept. of Interior)

Trail Reopening Event Highlights Significance of Ecotourism in Gulf

Marshes were one of many critical habitats for fish and birds affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.

The Latest Update from the Deepwater Horizon NRDA Trustee Council

Terrapins Released on Restored Louisiana Barrier Island

The manual describes how to count recreational users via ground personnel and/or aerial photography methods.  May 12, 2012, aerial photo used to measure beach goers for the Deepwater Horizon natural resources damage assessment.

How Many People are on that Beach? NOAA Economists Release Guide to Counting Coastal Recreators

NOAA scientists used data from satellites, aircraft, ships, buoys, and gliders to deliver critical information for the emergency response.

Deepwater Horizon: NOAA Science Seven Years Later

loggerhead turtle

Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group to Hold Webinar on Restoration Planning

Deployment Begins on Texas Artificial Reef Projects for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle oiled in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. (Photo: Blair Witherington, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)

Deepwater Horizon Oil Effects on Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles Published in Special Issue

An Atlantic bluefin tuna strikes.

NOAA Examines Impacts of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Tuna Spawning Areas

An assessment contractor interviewing beach goers about public recreation losses after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

NOAA Economist Shares Data from the Deepwater Horizon Lost Recreational Use Assessment

stranded perinate dolphin

Perinatal dolphin deaths in Gulf of Mexico likely result of oil exposure

The types of restoration in the plan will address a broad range of impacts. Together, these efforts will restore wildlife and habitat and increase recreational opportunities in the Gulf.

Deepwater Horizon Trustees Settle with BP

A recovered oiled sea turtle during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Why Is It So Hard to Count the Number of Animals Killed by Oil Spills?

Florida coastline.

Deepwater Horizon Trustees Propose Fifth Phase of Early Restoration

Dolphin Y01 pushes a dead calf in March, 2013. This behavior is sometimes observed in female dolphins when their newborn calf does not survive. Photo credit: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Barataria Bay, La. Dolphin Reproduction and Survival Decreased Due to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Aerial view of Louisiana shoreline

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trustees Release Comprehensive Restoration Plan for the Gulf of Mexico

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