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Live Discussion on Impact of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

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Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies to Hold
Third Panel Discussion on Impact of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

The Island University
6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX  78412 361.825.2420 FAX 361.825.2620


DATE:
June 14, 2010
CONTACT:
Dr. Larry McKinney 361.825.2070; Cassandra Hinojosa 361.825.2337

Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies to Hold
Third Panel Discussion on Impact of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Scientists with the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico
Studies (HRI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold the third of four panels to
discuss the long-term impacts of the ongoing Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Friday, June 18,
from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Harte Research Institute, Conference Room 127.
Panel moderator will be Dr. Larry McKinney, HRI executive director who will make
opening remarks and, following the panelist’s presentations, take questions from the audience.
Panelists are:

  • HRI Associate Director Wes Tunnell who will speak on comparisons between the Deepwater Horizon spill and the 1979 Ixtoc I oil spill in the Bay of Campeche off the coast of Mexico.
  • HRI Advisory Council Chair Sylvia Earle, speaking on putting the Gulf oil spill in a world perspective.
  • Senior Research Scientist Marion Nipper who will discuss the toxicity of crude oil and dispersants to marine organisms.

The panel discussion is free and open to the public. The meeting can also be viewed on
the Internet by going to http://www.ustream.tv/user/tamuccvideogallery and clicking on
“TAMUCC HRI Panel Discussion on Gulf Oil Spill.” The final panel in the series will be held
on Friday, June 25.
The Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies supports and advances the long-
term sustainable use and conservation of the Gulf of Mexico through research, public policy
initiatives and public education. Advisory board members represent leaders in academia,
industry, and conservation from the United States, Mexico and Cuba.

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