Narrated by Matt Damon, this two-part special investigates the remarkable stories of the global team of scientists who continue to study the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill — the largest in U.S. history. Their mission to comprehensively research its environmental impacts and find new ways to ease the devastation of future oil spills has led to surprising discoveries.
In April 2010, the world's ninth largest body of water became a place where thousands of communities and millions of citizens were put in jeopardy by a single incident – the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.
Today, a global team of scientists is working together to protect and restore one of our planet's most valuable natural resources. Their ultimate goal is to learn how to cope with the challenges of future oil spills.
Produced by Emmy-Award winning filmmakers, Dispatches from the Gulf is a part of the award-winning television series "Journey to Planet Earth". And now, a brand new episode, explores the latest developments in the battle to protect the planet from the brink of disaster.