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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 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.

NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration offers educational resources for teachers and students, as well as various classes and references for spill response professionals in local, state, and federal governments and industry. Our goal is to transfer scientific expertise and experience to the broadest possible audience. Successful training promotes more efficient planning and spill response, while education fosters scientific understanding and helps everyone prevent and prepare for marine pollution.

Explore an ocean's-worth of information related to our efforts to protect and restore the nation's waters from pollution. You'll find experiments and activities for elementary school students and life-long learners alike. We hope the information here helps inspire you and others to further investigate and preserve our incredible marine resources. Go ahead and dive in!

OR&R has created a variety of infographics to augment information on our website and to stand alone as information sources. From response techniques and tools, to processes such as the Natural resource Damage Assessment, to the Questions Guiding NOAA's Oil Spill Science Recommendations, our collection covers a range of topics and is growing. Feel free to use these with NOAA credit.

Listen to the latest audio podcast episodes featuring the Office of Response and Restoration. The NOAA Ocean podcast is produced by NOAA's 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 oil spill on the National Ocean Service website.

NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) has prepared a number of job aids, reports, and publications to help people deal with spills of oil and petroleum products. Use the links below to learn more about these free resources.