Leading Ocean Scientists Issue Consensus Statement to End Dispersant Use in Gulf

Chemical dispersants being released near Houma, Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico (USCG photo)

Chemical dispersants being released near Houma, Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico (USCG photo)

Leading ocean researchers and conservation leaders have issued a joint Consensus Statement calling for the immediate halt of the use of chemical dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico. BP has used nearly two million gallons of Corexit chemical dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico as part of the cleanup effort with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The massive volume of dispersants and the way they have been applied — both on the surface and one mile below the surface — is unprecedented. Once oil is dispersed in deep water, it cannot be recovered. [Read more...]

Into the Spill: A House Call to the Gulf – Part 1

The Ocean Doctor on WebTalkRadio.netJuly 26, 2010: The Ocean Doctor makes a house call to the ailing Gulf of Mexico, visiting southern Louisiana in the heart of the Mississippi River delta to learn firsthand the damage wrought by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster. Join him on the water with fishing guide Ryan Lambert as he hears the local perspective and collects samples to assess the impact of chemical dispersants. (Part 1 of 2)

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The Ocean Revolution is Underway!

The Ocean Doctor on WebTalkRadio.netJuly 19, 2010: We talk with OceanRevolution founder and co-director, Dr. Wallace “J” Nichols, just back from the Gulf region to hear his firsthand report about the BP oil spill disaster. Also, more on the controversial use of chemical dispersants on the BP oil spill. And revealed this week, the secret to the shark-taming powers of the Cuban “Shark Whisperer.”

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The Ocean Doctor Radio Show | ExpeditionDispatch from 1planet1ocean

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Exciting News!

In collaboration with Matrix Media, the national talk radio syndication firm that launched Animal Planet Radio, Travel Channel Radio and the HGTV Design Minutes, we are pleased to announce the launching of a new radio show, entitled, The Ocean Doctor, hosted by Dr. David E. Guggenheim, airing weekly on the WebTalkRadio.net network. Each week, hear the latest ocean news, take a field trip, and hear interviews with ocean explorers and conservation leaders.

This Week’s Show:

THE DEADLY TRUTH ABOUT DISPERSANTS IN THE GULF

THE DEADLY TRUTH ABOUT DISPERSANTS IN THE GULF
. For the first time anywhere, hear the full, uncut story about BP’s unprecedented use of dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico and learn why it’s making a terrible situation far more serious. We hear from marine toxicologist, Dr. Susan D. Shaw, director of the Marine Environmental Research Institute in Maine, during her second research trip to Louisiana. Also, what you can do to help stop BP from continuing this practice, which represents an uncontrolled experiment on the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystems.

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Conducting and disseminating leading-edge researchto identify and map important marine ecosystems, especially coral ecosystems, in order to inform strong conservation policies.

Building strong international partnerships for marine research and conservation, with special emphasis on Cuba and the Gulf of Mexico

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The Deadly Truth About Dispersants in the Gulf

The Ocean Doctor on WebTalkRadio.netJuly 12, 2010: For the first time anywhere, hear the full, uncut story about BP’s unprecedented use of dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico and learn why it’s making a terrible situation far more serious. We hear from marine toxicologist, Dr. Susan D. Shaw, director of the Marine Environmental Research Institute in Maine, during her second research trip to Louisiana. Also, what you can do to help stop BP from continuing this practice, which represents an uncontrolled experiment on the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystems.

The Ocean Doctor airs weekly on WebTalkRadio.net. Want to listen on your iPod, iPhone or mp3 player? Download the mp3 file or subscribe on iTunes and don’t miss a single episode. See the complete list of episodes.

Steve Forbert - The Oil Song 2010

Originally released in 1980, Steve Forbert's "The Oil Song 2010" includes verses about the Exxon Valdez, BP Deepwater Horizon, and many other oil spills since

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Wide-Eyed in Cuba’s Jurassic Park

The Ocean Doctor on WebTalkRadio.netJuly 5, 2010: We journey to Cuba to visit some long-lost friends of the deep, along with LOTS of sharks. The awful truth about the oil companies? ability to deal with oil spills revealed during Congressional hearings. What’s happening in British Columbia and why it will affect millions of Americans — and possibly the Gulf of Mexico. And how you can help the Gulf — with your iPhone.

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