Maritime Oil Spill Response


  • Identify different types of oil and describe how they look in water.
  • Using various recovery methods, demonstrate and describe the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • Identify what happens to oil in the water column when a dispersant agent is used.
  • Identify what happens to oil when it is washed up on a beach.

Other Learning Stations

Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
St. Louis River Quest Volunteers
City of Duluth – Utility Operations
U.S. Coast Guard & USCG Auxiliary
Minnesota Power/Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center
Duluth Seaway Port Authority
MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas Program
USDA Forest Service/Superior National Forest
Western Lake Superior Sanitary District
Minnesota Sea Grant Program