Informative and interactive map of the BP oil spill available via NRDC.
“It appears that only a fraction of the millions of gallons of crude oil that have flooded into the Gulf of Mexico rises to the surface. A lot of the oil remains dissolved or dispersed in the Gulf’s waters, contaminating one of the most productive marine ecosystems in the world. Go below the surface of the Gulf oil disaster, hover on the blue bars to dive into the Gulf and hover over the (?) to learn more.”
This is the intro to a wonderful interactive map illustrated and designed by Jason Bishop for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
Visit and play around on the Go Below the Surface of the Gulf Oil Spill map on NRDC’s site.
Image Credit: screenshot of interactive map on NRDC