Road to Restoration: Assessing the Damage to Marine Mammals

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After the Deepwater BP oil spill in April, teams of biologists from NOAA and other federal and state agencies traveled to the Gulf of Mexico. Their mission was to assess the impacts from the spill to important natural resources – including marine mammals such as manatees, dolphins and whales.

Road to Restoration: Assessing the Damage to Turtles

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After the Deepwater BP oil spill in April, teams of scientists traveled to the Gulf of Mexico to document the impacts to sea turtles and their habitat. This team of sea turtle experts from NOAA and other federal and state agencies, universities, and private groups began to rescue turtles – including loggerheads and endangered Kemp’s ridleys – from the Gulf.