Marine Ecologist Jeremy Jackson Discusses Oil Spills

Marine Ecologist Jeremy Jackson
Smithsonian Ocean Portal

Marine ecologist Dr. Jeremy Jackson and a team of researchers conducted an in-depth study of the effects of a 1986 oil spill on the coast of Panama. In this video, Dr. Jackson discusses the study, its lessons for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and major threats to the ocean today. More about the Gulf oil spill can be found in our Gulf oil spill featured story.