Can the Gulf Survive?With startling imagery and intimate accounts, Can the Gulf Survive? chronicles the activities of a number of individuals taking part in the first response whose work and expertise is especially critical in stopping the spill at the well head and cleaning up its effects in the weeks and months that follow.

With exclusive access to BP's clean-up operations, National Geographic investigates what happened to the 4.9 million barrels of oil that poured from the sea floor in one of the worst environmental disasters of all time.

From the front lines of the cleanup efforts, NGC follows the first two months after the spill, tracking cleanup efforts as experts seek to learn the ongoing effects and BP battles the spill and the public outcry.

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