Oil Spills, Then And Now– By: Christina P.

Because of an oil spill called Exxon Valdez, a marine biologist says that a 25 year old AT-1 male is not as physically developed as it should be. The oil spill happened in an under water reef in Prince William Sound. The ship allowed 11 million tons of oil to escape in that reef in Southern Alaska.

Just like how the current oil spill is putting animals in danger in the Gulf, it affected many animals there, and according to marine biologists, they still are affected. Even now, 20 years later, the oil is still not fully cleaned. They did not reproduce properly either.  When the oil spill occurred, there were 22 whales in the group, now only 7 remain.

Discussion Questions

1) Do you think this will happen to the animals in the Gulf?

2) How long do you think it will take BP to clean the oil?

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~ by Student Entry on June 13, 2010.

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