Live Chat: The Gulf Oil Spill—One Year Later
This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Gulf Oil Spill. Where has all the oil gone? What impact has it had on marine ecosystems? And what is the future of life in the Gulf?
Join us for a live chat at 3 p.m. EST on Thursday, 21 April. Experts will be online to answer your questions, and Science's Lauren Schenkman will moderate. You can leave your questions in the comment box below before the chat starts.
Dr. Donald Boesch
Dr. Donald Boesch is a Professor of Marine Science and President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). He recently served as a panel member of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, and is currently Chair of the Ocean Studies Board of the National Research Council.
Edward B. Overton is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Coast and the Environment at LSU.He has been active in understanding the fate and effects of petroleum hydrocarbons in marine environments from oil spills since the 1978 Well blowout at the US DOE Strategic Petroleum Reserve West Hackberry Site. Dr Overton has given hundreds of interviews concerning oil spills to print, radio, and TV media sources including an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman.