Slick of oil

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Kendra Daly, a professor in the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida, reflected, “I think everybody has been affected by the impact of this oil spill, and what it represents. Certainly life in the Northern Gulf is going to change for a long time.”

Daly’s one of thousands of dedicated researchers who’ve been examining the fate of the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill — one of the most significant human-caused environmental disasters ever. And the Gulf’s become a swarm of scientific activity. Have a listen.

Thanks to Emily Friedman and Matt Cowley. Music credit: Endless see free of BP Mexican Gulf oil spill by Andrei Krylov.

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The Deep Water Horizon oil spill isn't the first environmental disaster that Kendra Daly of the University of South Florida has seen firsthand.

Video images taken 2-3 hours apart show oil surging into the Gulf of Mexico on 29 June 2010. The images were made from the same unmanned submersible and show the same section of the leak. Credit: BP PLC, via AP.

NOAA scientist Sam Walker (right) is one of many working to improve the situation in the Gulf of Mexico following the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He and Admiral Thad Allen (left) are pictured here surveying the subsurface oil monitoring operations in Sept 2010. Credit: NOAA.

BP began a test of a new cap on its leaking well, cutting off the flow of oil to collection ships. Credit: Dave Martin/AP.

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