Jennifer M. Buchanan

Location of Interview
Collection Name

Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Oral History


NOAA's Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Oral History documents the experience of people living in Gulf  of Mexico  oil-spill-affected fishing communities. The oral history data complements other social and economic data about the spill collected by NOAA and other governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations.

Date of Interview

Stephanie Scull-DeArmey
Linda VanZandt

Supplemental Material
Biographical Sketch

Jennifer M. Buchanan, is education coordinator at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Scope and Content Note:
She discusses the following topics in her interview: end users of research, commercial fishermen, commercial fishing, climate change, educating the public, commercial fishermen, real-time data sampling, stewardship of marine resources, wetlands, habitat loss, rising sea levels, Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi Sound, Gulf of Mexico, management practices, BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster, mitigation of habitat degradation, TEDs, BRDs, sea turtles, artificial reefs, oyster reefs, oysters, shrimp, mercury in marine environment, Bonnet Carré Spillway, freshwater diversion into Mississippi Sound, watersheds, Mississippi River and its watershed, Pascagoula River and its watershed, crabbing, fishing regulations, marine habitats of Gulf states, shifting islands, salt marsh, fetch, shoreline erosion, imported shrimp, aquaculture, costs of commercial fishing, advocacy for preserving and restoring natural environments, uplands, forests, land trusts, oral history, National Marine Educators Association, Southern Association of Marine Educators, cultural aspects of estuaries.

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