Monitoring the Oil As the clean-up progresses, so does our monitoring. We now have sampled an array of sites that span the region of potential impact (Gaviota to downtown Santa Barbara) and the range of observed intensity of oiling. We are now beginning to shift gears a bit to have some of our crew focus… Read more »
Category Archives: Data
Great to see more stories focusing on our students and their dedicated efforts as the getting out into the regular coverage of spill impacts. The two most recent of these featured some of our field sampling over the weekend. Many of the students in our field crews have been canceling things right and left. This spill… Read more »
The University of California’s Natural Reserve System (NRS) is an incredible network of protected areas spanning the state of California. These areas provide much needed spaces wherein researchers can study California ecosystems minimally impacted (and yes, I know that is a relative term) by our voracious appetite to burn, pave, and manipulate all we… Read more »
I was on Huffington Post Live this afternoon. I wasn’t able to finish my thought (Real Housewives were apparently on deck). But if I had, I would have noted that our clean-up technology hasn’t kept pace with our drilling/extraction technology. And that you can have all the regulations you like, but it is the government… Read more »
See our oil spill size comparison in our research section.
The oil pipeline rupture at Refugio State Beach may have spilled as much as 105,000 gallons of crude, authorities said. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times) Source: Santa Barbara oil spill: Pipeline operator has long record of problems – LA Times
Source: Santa Barbara oil spill: 7 aerial photos that show the fallout – LA Times