Natural History Society of NL public lecture: BIG Ocean – BIG Oil – BIG Questions



January meeting of the Natural History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador


“Lessons Learned?” A presentation by Dr. Bill Montevecchi, a specialist in animal behaviour at Memorial University, will be followed by discussion among attendees.

Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 7:30 p. m. at the MUN Botanical Garden on Mt. Scio Road

Are there lessons for us in the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico?  Did you know that while that deep water well was spewing oil, a well was being drilled off our coast in water more than a kilometre deeper?  That was Chevron’s Orphan Basin exploration well.

What would happen if we had a major oil spill or leak in our waters, offshore or inshore?  Are we prepared?  Can we really prepare for a deep-ocean disaster?

For further information, contact Rita E. Anderson, Past-president, 864-8771