OR&R scientist briefs the media on Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill damage assessment in 2011. (NOAA)


If pictures are worth a thousand words, videos and podcasts must be worth twice that. The Office of Response and Restoration has assembled a taste of all three to illustrate the varied work we do in spill response, habitat restoration, and marine debris.

Allow your senses to explore how we use the best science to address the challenges of marine pollution. For more stories, photos, and videos documenting our work, please visit our Wordpress blog.

Check out a sampling of photos from the Office of Response and Restoration, and download the ones you like best. All these images are in the public domain and are free to use; however, we would appreciate your providing credit to us, NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration.

More photos, pre-dating 2001, are available in a database that is no longer maintained.

Visit the National Ocean Service photo gallery for NOAA images from the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill response.

Listen to the latest audio podcasts featuring the Office of Response and Restoration. The Diving Deeper and Making Waves podcasts are produced by the National Ocean Service.

Watch OR&R put NOAA science into action, from an introduction to oil spills to behind-the-scenes glimpses of NOAA measuring how pollution has impacted our natural resources and the public's use of these resources. Find a full list of videos from the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill on the National Ocean Service website.