The Gulf Oil Disaster: Videos From The Field
August 4, 2010: At the request of Louisiana's Plaquemines Parish, the Ocean Futures team spent the weekend diving in the Gulf of Mexico, searching for remnants of the oil spill. OFS Director of Photography Matt Ferraro talked with the AP about what they found.
July 27, 2010: The morning of July 27, officials in Jefferson Parish reported a new oil spill near Bayou Saint Denis, Louisiana. The Ocean Futures Society team was onsite within hours and reported a geyser of oil and gas spewing 100 feet into the air and raining down on the marsh.
July 24, 2010: Jean-Michel Cousteau reports from Buras, Louisiana about the threat of tropical storm Bonnie. As the Ocean Futures Society team is in the field covering the BP oil spill Jean-Michel provides his thoughts on the latest developments.
May 21, 2010: Jean-Michel Cousteau interviews Billy Nungesser, President of the Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana, where oil is now entering nearby marshes. Matt Ferraro of the Ocean Futures Expedition Team explores the now oily marsh and finds plants and animals coated in oil.
May 15, 2010: As the OFS team continues to explore communities on the Gulf, they are finding that, in these early stages, little is known about the ultimate consequences of the oil spill, so fear is playing a role that may be unnecessarily harmful.
May 14, 2010: The Ocean Futures Expedition Team is in Louisiana to cover the Gulf oil spill. Here, Ocean Futures Society Team Member Gary Holland interviews commercial fishermen at a meeting with the local government. Many of these captains have been out on the water laying protective booms around the marsh areas and they are willing to help lay more booms.