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.

NOAA Launches Deepwater Horizon Library

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NOAA has unveiled a web archive of the maps, wildlife reports, scientific reports and other information that was used by emergency responders, fishermen, mariners, and local officials during the Deepwater BP oil spill. "Good science underpins everything we do at NOAA, and our scientists worked tirelessly during the spill to monitor the oceans, coasts and skies," said NOAA administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco.