Deepwater Horizon was an ultra-deepwater semi-submersible offshore drilling rig located at the Macondo Prospect, off the southeast coast of Louisiana, at a water depth of approximately 5,000 feet. On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the rig caused by a blowout killed eleven crewmen and ignited a fireball. The resulting fire could not be put out and on April 22, 2010, the rig sank, leaving the well gushing at the sea floor and causing the largest offshore oil spill in United States history.

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Coastal Response Research Center at the University of New Hampshire
News and information on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill containment and cleanup efforts, including the use of dispersants. Includes Factsheet.
EPA - EPA Response to BP Spill in the Gulf of Mexico
Official government site provides news, information and photos on the environmental impact and response. Includes Q&A, ASPECT data, monitoring results, how to submit a technology solution, and What You Can Do section.
Facebook - Deepwater Horizon Response
Official page from the Deepwater Horizon Unified Command providing information regarding the Gulf Coast oil spill.
Florida DEP - Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill
Official Florida government site for updates and information on response actions and impacts. From the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
Florida Division of Emergency Management - Deepwater Horizon Response 2010
Official government site provides update reports, situation reports, executive orders, hotlines, and oil spill information links.
Florida Miami-Dade County Emergency Management - Deepwater Horizon Response
Provides updates, information on seafood quality concerns, volunteer opportunities, and online resources.
Google Crisis Response - Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Provides Google Earth files, news, resources, how to help, and how to upload video stories.
Gulf of Mexico Alliance Environmental Education Network (GOMAEEN)
Coordinates educational and outreach activities that address Gulf of Mexico Alliance priority issues and establishes effective methods to disseminate associated materials and programs throughout the Gulf of Mexico coastal communities. Hosted by Mississippi State University, includes Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Oil Spill Response
Provides news and information on fishing closures and oyster closures with maps, along with guidelines, photos, videos, contact information, vessel of opportunities program, and how to donate.
Official Louisiana government site for information about its response to the oil spill, general information for the public, and updates for the media.
Mississippi DEQ - Transocean Drilling Incident Response 2010
Official government site provides state government and external links relating to the oil spill. From the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.
NOAA - Deepwater Horizon Incident, Gulf of Mexico
Provides news, visuals, factsheets and publications, plus information on NOAA roles and people. From the National Ocean Service Office of Response and Restoration.
Oil Spill Academic Task Force (OSATF)
Consortium of scientists and scholars from Florida's state and private universities, working in collaboration with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to assist the state of Florida and the Gulf region in preparing for and responding to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Includes issues, activities, multimedia images and how to help.
Sea Grant Florida - FAQ About Seafood from the Gulf and the Oil Spill
Information on oil contamination and the safety of seafood. Partnership between the Florida Board of Education, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, and Florida's citizens, industries, and governments.
U.S. Department of the Interior - Deepwater Horizon Response
Provides news and information about the department's roles and responses along with reports, data, and how to take action to support the efforts.
USFWS - FWS Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response
Provides news and information on the impacts to refuges and wildlilfe, and the department's actions. Includes hotlines, resources, and what you can do to help. From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
USGS - Response to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Provides news and information about their response to the oil spill including coastal impacts, wildlife issues and sampling efforts. With satellite images, geospatial data, multimedia gallery, publications and Congressional testimony. From the U.S. Geological Survey.
The White House - Deepwater BP Oil Spill
Official government site provides information on damages and claims, hotlines, opportunities to help, and the roles of government departments and agencies. Includes related blog posts and videos.
Wikipedia - Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Hyperlinked encyclopedia article about the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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