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University researchers have mobilized their expertise in response to the April 20 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. You can follow news of how UC experts are aiding in the disaster response by joining the UC Oil Spill Response page on Facebook.

UC has gotten involved in nearly every facet of the response, including:

UC Santa Barbara’s Ira Leifer is serving on the government’s Flow Rate Technical Group, the panel that determined the amount of oil spewing from the blown-out well far exceeded original estimates.

The Oiled Wildlife Care Network, administered by UC Davis, is leading the effort to care for marine mammals and sea turtles in Louisiana, in partnership with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a graduate school of UC San Diego, is monitoring ocean and atmospheric conditions in the Gulf of Mexico and tracking movements of sperm whales along the continental shelf.

UC Irvine scientists are investigating how the oils spill is affecting air quality.


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