December 12, 2017

National Aquarium hosting Gulf spill symposium

Baltimore’s National Aquarium is hosting a symposium on assessing damage from last year’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Scientists, policy makers, and others are discussing research into how the spill is affecting natural resources. Topics include the effect of oil on marine mammals and marine organisms and new tools for researching those effects. Speakers at the symposium include Donald Boesch, the head of the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science and a member of the president’s oil spill commission.

Eleven rig workers were killed when the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast. An

Source: http://washingtonexaminer.com/news/2011/11/national-aquarium-hosting-gulf-spill-symposium