The Far-Reaching Effects of Oil Spills

Virginia Institute of marine Science, Sea Grant Marine Advisory Services

This data tip from Bridge, the Ocean Sciences Education Teacher Resource Center archive, uses as an example the New Carissa, which ran aground in the northeastern Pacific Ocean off Coos Bay, Oregon in February 1999 to examine buoy or drifter data.

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Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)
Topics: Human Dimensions/Resources, Ocean
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:OceanographyKeywords: marine pollution, ocean currents