The Operation Toxic Gulf crew are currently sailing the Gulf of Mexico in a 93ft ketch called the RV Odyssey to study the effects of the 2010 Bp oil blowout and it's subsequent 'clean-up' on the Sperm whales that called this area home. Operation Toxic Gulf is a two month long campaign made up of several 10 day long legs that leave from different Gulf Coast ports.
The RV Odyssey is sailed by an international crew of 10-12 people representing more than six countries. This video introduces Lauren Paap; Ocean Alliance crew member aboard the Odyssey. Over the past year Lauren has been from Gloucester to Tahiti, which included an annual Ocean Alliance-SCRIPPS oceanic data gathering campaign in the Gulf of Mexico. Operation Toxic Gulf will be Lauren's third campaign. Lauren is a Dutch-American who calls Boston home and she is particularly excited to find herself a part of this collaboration between Sea Shepherd and Ocean Alliance. To read Lauren's full crew biography go to seashepherd.org.au/toxic-gulf/meet-the-crew/.
Operation Toxic Gulf is a collaborative campaign between Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Ocean Alliance.
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