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Deep Horizon Oil Spill in the marshes of Venice, Louisiana

The Gulf of Mexico is in a state of emergency after the disastrous oil platform explosion, and the oil continues to spew from broken pipes; before this disaster, the State of Florida proposed opening its nearshore waters to oil drilling, and President Obama had asked for increased offshore oil production.

We are facing an environmental crisis of historic proportions, so Jean-Michel Cousteau has dispatched team members Matt Ferraro, Brian Hall, and Nathan Dembeck to join him and Gary Holland at St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, to find and explain the realities of this unprecedented oil spill.

Jean-Michel Cousteau has been on site at the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska and the Prestige oil spill in Spain, but they don’t compare with the magnitude of this Gulf spill. We will look for immediate solutions but may mostly find reasons why this must never happen again and what must be done for the future.

Please follow the OFS team, in real time, as they explore the front line of the oil spill.

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Homepage Photo: 2002 Prestige Oil Spill disaster, Spain © Nancy Marr, Ocean Futures Society
Header Photo: Jean-Michel Cousteau walks the beach after the 2002 Prestige Oil Spill disaster, Spain © Nancy Marr, Ocean Futures Society
Background Photo: 2010 Deep Horizon Oil Spill, Venice, Louisiana. © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society
First Photo: Deep Horizon Oil Spill in the marshes of Venice, Louisiana. © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society

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