A close-up of a tar ball found on the beach in Dauphin Island, Alabama (May 13, 2010). Credit: NOAA.
As the nation’s leading scientific resource for oil spills, NOAA has been on the scene of the BP spill from the start, providing coordinated scientific weather and biological response services to federal, state, and local organizations.
To learn more about NOAA's role in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill,
Office of Response and Restoration Deepwater Horizon Incident page
(Original source: Deepwater Horizon Incident Image Gallery)