The Sea Grant Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Science Outreach Team receives the National Superior Outreach Programming Award in Portland. Pictured are Chris Hale, left, Tara Skelton, Monica Wilson and Steve Sempier. (Photo by James Dewhirst)

Gulf-wide Sea Grant Team Receives National Award for Oil Spill Science Outreach Efforts

Monica Wilson, Florida Sea Grant’s Gulf oil spill research Extension specialist with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is a member of the team recently awarded the National Sea Grant College Program’s highest Extension honor.

Oil Look-Alikes

All That Sheens May Not Be Oil…or Tar Balls, Either By Bill Mahan, Florida Sea Grant Agent, County Extension Director, Franklin/UF IFAS Extension Program As a result of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, anyone out boating in the Gulf of Mexico region or walking the beach is keeping an eye out for oil. In…

Vessel Decontamination

Boats may become contaminated as a result of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Contaminated boats will have to be decontaminated. While the specifics of the decontamination process are still being worked out, here is the latest information for Florida. Please remember that this decontamination plan is preliminary and is subject to change without prior notice.…