Google map of invertebrates in oil spill region

The National Museum of Natural History's Department of Invertebrate Zoology has developed an online map that provides information about invertebrates in the National Collection from areas impacted by the oil spill. In the Gulf of Mexico, over 57,000 invertebrates (points on the map) from 5,789 distinct collecting sites from 14 MMS survey programs (point colors) have been cataloged. More about the Gulf oil spill can be found in our Gulf oil spill featured story.