Tag Archive | oil spills

Historical Oil Spill Information


From NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration, this site provides links to information on particular oil spills in the past, as well as composite news articles on topics such as “10 Famous Spills” and “World’s Largest Oil Rig Sinks.”  For general and statistical information, follow the links to “Historical Data” and “Historical Incidents Search Page.”  Students might be interested in the photo database, which includes hundreds of images.

Oil Spills Since 2000 Database


The Sun-Sentinel offers this database of oil spill cases handled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Emergency Response Division.   The list includes the Deepwater Horizon Incident which occurred April 21, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico.