On May 19, 2015, NOAA was notified of a 24-inch pipeline rupture near Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County, California.
We are at the scene of the oil spill and working to provide NOAA's scientific expertise to the spill response efforts.
What has been causing the alarming increase in dead bottlenose dolphins along the northern Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill?
Scientists have found even more evidence connecting these deaths to the same signs of illness found in animals exposed to petroleum products, as reported in the peer-reviewed online journal PLOS ONE.
What happens when you fill a dry, dusty 1,200 acre field at the northern edge of San Francisco Bay with tide waters unseen in that place for more than a century?
You get a marsh with a brand new lease on life.
Check out the before-and-after photos.
California's Santa Barbara Island may be a haven for seabirds, but even this haven has been affected by human threats.
Yet biologists recently discovered the first ever nests of the threatened Scripps's Murrelet among two areas restored on the island for their benefit.
The programs of the CAMEO software suite are designed to help prepare for and respond to chemical emergencies.
Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps provide a concise summary of coastal resources at risk if an oil spill occurs nearby.
ERMA is an online mapping tool integrating static and real-time data in a centralized, easy-to-use format for environmental responders and decision makers.
ADIOS is an oil spill response tool that models how different types of oil weather in the marine environment.
GNOME is a software modeling tool used to predict the possible route pollutants might follow on the water's surface.
The Chemical Reactivity Worksheet is a software program which predicts chemical reactivity for thousands of common hazardous chemicals.
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