"NOAA's [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) develops scientific solutions to human-made marine pollution. When oil spills, we're there on the scene, doing everything from scoping out the people, wildlife, and environment affected to mapping out where the released oil might go and when it might hit the shore. Here in this blog, we--the scientists and staff at OR&R--hope to discuss how we respond to spills of oil and other hazardous waste in U.S., or sometimes even international, waters. Because this ain't no spilled milk we're crying over, we'll also delve into what it takes to restore the coastal and marine ecosystems and economies damaged by these spills, as well as tackling the issue of marine debris."
National Ocean Service Office of Response and Restoration: http://usresponserestoration.wordpress.com/