Oceana via Crowdrise
July 30, 2010
The Gulf of Mexico is an important resource for the coastal communities and the home to many endangered wildlife. We need to ensure the ecological treasures in the Gulf are protected - and right now we don't know enough about the path of the oil to know what needs to be done.
We're launching a two-month research expedition to assess the real impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico and its marine life.
Oceana scientists will work with specialized divers, underwater photographers and videographers as well as remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to analyze the magnitude of the oil spill and its affect on sensitive habitats and marine species such as coral. Oceana will also tag several shark and sea turtle species to monitor their migration patterns and see how they are being effected by the oil.
We need YOUR help to fund the boat and other equipment to get us there and get us to work. Please donate today.