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[August 15, 2010]
National Public Radio (NPR) report on the Smithsonian Catalogs Life Before the Gulf Spill.

[August 6, 2010]
BBC story on Jars of dead sea creatures hold key to Gulf's future, and BBC reports on Flesh-eating 'aliens' from the deep and Sea creatures helping to assess oil impact.

[July 23, 2010]
Hearst Television report on Smithsonian Aiding in Oil Spill Research: 1, 2, 3, 4

[July 21, 2010]
Associated Press (AP) story on Smithsonian's vast invertebrate collection could help determine full impact of Gulf oil spill.

NBC Washington story on Smithsonian May Help Scientists Understand Life in the Gulf.

[July 20, 2010]
CBS WUSA9 story on Smithsonian to Help with Oil Spill Recovery.

[June 20, 2010]
CNN report on the Gulf spill and its long term effects - National Museum of Natural History.

[June 15, 2010]
The House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife. Oversight Hearing on "Ocean Science and Data Limits in a Time of Crisis: Do NOAA and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have the Resources to Respond?"

[May 4, 2010]
Invertebrate Zoology collections database highlights: Gulf of Mexico specimen images from the CGPS, CHEMO, DGoMB, MAPTEM, NGOMCS and SOFLA MMS programs, and Gulf of Mexico ocean bottom images from the MAPTEM BOEM program.

[April, 20, 2010]
Deepwater Horizon Incident and the official site of the Deepwater Horizon Unified Command.

2009

[October 7, 2009]
Thirty Years of Archiving BOEM Marine Invertebrates at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology. NMNH-IZ and BOEM collaborative presentations.

[September, 21, 2009]
As part of the collaborative BOEM and NOAA study Sperm Whale Acoustic Prey Study (SWAPS), a Giant Squid (Architeuthis dux) was collected in the Gulf of Mexico. The specimen is archived in Invertebrate Zoology.

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