USF College of Marine Science Featured on PBS NewsHour

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (July 1, 2010) – More than two months after an explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil well created the nation’s largest environmental disaster, USF scientists continue to explore the nature of the gulf’s contamination and potential impact on the environment.

The award-winning PBS NewsHour documents the USF College of Marine Science work in the gulf and spent Tuesday with USF researchers to explore the scientific response and responsibilities in understanding the spill and its potential long-term consequences for the Gulf of Mexico.

Watch the video or read a transcript of the interviews featuring Center for Ocean Technology Director Jim Patten; marine biologist Ernst Peebles; chemical oceanographer David Hollander and Ocean Circulation Group Director Robert Weisberg.