Tuesday, 3 August 2010

SeaWeb oil spill landing page‏

**Note, the contact for this post is Ken Goldman [kgoldman@seaweb.org]***

Dear Colleagues:

We wanted to let you and the entire marine conservation community know about the SeaWeb Gulf oil spill page on our website that has been up and running for a few weeks now. Please visit: http://seaweb.org/news/gulfspillnews.php

We created this section on our site to serve several purposes: The page aggregates all of the top-tier domestic and international news of the day pertaining to the spill and its aftermath, and it includes an archive of related stories dating back to the end of April. In this round-up, we've tried to highlight various important aspects of the disaster, ranging from the initial and on-going gushing of the oil, the effects on deep-ocean wildlife, the impacts on near-shore habitats, the cascading effects on the region's seafood industry, and more.

We also are providing a wealth of other resources on the site, ranging from topical video clips to external links connecting you to sites tracking the oil spill, interactive maps, SeaWeb's roundup of scientific information (Marine Science Review), and other relevant content.

We would like to extend an offer to all of you (and please pass this offer to any of your contacts) to visit and use any of the information on the page if it can, in any way, assist you in all the good work you're doing in response to this tragedy. We want you to think of this resource as an open one for you to utilize as often as possible, and we invite you to subscribe to the RSS feed available on the page.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the page or if you have ideas about how we can improve it.

Yours in ocean conservation,

Lori Arguelles
Vice President, Media and Policy Strategy