New Orleans, LA – A popular fishing website, a local New Orleans fishing charter business, and students from MIT collaborated this weekend to help document the impact of the recent BP oil spill. It is an example of how volunteers are joining together to do their part in the wake of the disastrous spill. Jeffery Warren, a 26-year-old graduate student at MIT, has been trying to monitor the effects of the oil slick using makeshift weather balloons and cameras. With his setup, Jeffery can take photos with up to 1000 times better resolution than satellites that are used by authorities monitoring the spill. The idea is that this data can then be used as evidence for future litigation and other legal matters. Jeffery needed to get out in the waters of the Gulf to capture useful photos but does not own a boat. That is when he contacted FishingGuidesWorld.com, a leading website that connects people with the top fishing guides in local areas. FishingGuidesWorld was able to quickly communicate with all of its guides in the Gulf Coast to see if they’d be willing to use one of their boats to take Jeffery and his team out on the water. One guide in the network, James Smith, immediately responded and offered to help. Mr. Smith is a licensed fishing guide and owner of Uptown Angler, a New Orleans-based fishing outfitter. Mr. Smith offered to take the MIT team out in his fishing boat and ran the waters from Venice to the Chandeleur Islands. They were able to get a close view of the Oil Slick’s progress and capture various photos of the area. The team from MIT hopes to continue to capture photos of this slick and help document the oil spill at a detail level. This is one of many ways in which local citizens are banding together to help in the aftermath of the oil spill.
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