Operation Toxic Gulf
Ocean Alliance and Sea Shepherd Working Together
The 2013 research phase of Operation Toxic Gulf has come to a close and while the international crew return to their various homes all around the world, Sea Shepherd and Ocean Alliance will begin the analysis of the data They hope to better understand the effects that the BP's 2010 oil disaster has had on the marine life in the Gulf and especially on the 1,600 Sperm whales that call this area home.
In 2010 the BP Deepwater Horizon drilling platform released over 200 million gallons of crude oil in the Gulf of Mexico in the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry. Since the disaster occurred, Ocean Alliance has been studying the long term effects of the crude oil and dispersants on sea life in the Gulf.
Now Sea Shepherd is partnering with Ocean Alliance to keep this work going and bring the public's attention onto the disaster and its effect on the environment.
We need your help in building and maintaining this strategic partnership.