Coast Guard S.M.A.R.T. team video

GULF OF MEXICO – In this video, Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Kurt Stricklen and members of a Coast Guard Special Monitoring of Applied Response Technologies (SMART) team, collect oiled water samples in the Gulf of Mexico.

The team of oil-spill and hazardous substance monitoring specialists, use state-of-the-art technology to gather samples and field data, which help environmental scientists determine the effectiveness of dispersants used to break down oil in the water.

U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 1st Class Luke Pinneo

For information about the response effort, visit the Unified Command website.

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