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Mission Blue Scientists Explores Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Legacy

Google informs that “the Waitt Foundation, Hope Spots LLC, National Geographic Society, Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue, and Google are embarking on an expedition to the Gulf of Mexico to take a deep look at how the region is recovering from the five million gallons of oil spilled from the BP Deep Horizon Oil Spill.”

Mission Blue:Gulf of Mexico

You can follow along with the expedition by checking back daily and clicking on the blue ship icon in Google Earth located off of the US coast near Pensacola, Florida, where the expedition begins (make sure the Places layer is turned on). The science team will share updates and media from the expedition, including photographs, videos and links to Google maps on the National Geographic News Watch blog.

You can also experience the expedition for yourself by downloading this KML for viewing in Google Earth.


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