Oil Spill Response

The South Florida national parks continue to carefully monitor response efforts to the oil spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Fears that the seasonal Loop Current could deliver pollutants to the area have not been realized, but the ongoing movement and spread of oil in the region has the potential to impact the South Florida coast for years to come.

Information and updates will be posted to this site as needed.


BISCAYNE NATIONAL PARK UPDATE

Thus far, the park has suffered no impacts from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Nonetheless, the National Park Service continues to monitor water quality and potential impacts on park resources. Early in the incident, park staff conducted baseline condition assessments to document the pre-spill condition of natural and cultural resources in the park. This data will become important should currents ultimately deliver oil and/or other spill-related pollutants to the park.

Please contact the park's Public Information Officer for additional information or call 786-335-3640.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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Discovery Enterprise drillship
Unified Gulf Oil Spill Response
Provides information on the overall response to the oil spill.
 
NOAA Incident Map
NOAA Emergency Response
Provides mapping of affected areas and projections for the spread based upon current weather conditions.
 
NPS Oil Spill Response
NPS Oil Spill Response
National Park Service oil spill response page.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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9700 SW 328th Street
Sir Lancelot Jones Way

Homestead, FL 33033

Phone:

(305) 230-1144

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