I recently discovered that March 24th of this year was the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. If you are like me and this incident was a little bit before your time, here’s some background info. 696 more words
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Have you realized that in the last two weeks there have been four different oil spills throughout the US?
Ranging from 375 gallons to 150,000 gallons spilled. 1,306 more words
In May of 2010, when the Deepwater Horizon rig was drilling for oil in the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico, schools of tuna and other large fish would have been moving into the northern Gulf. 771 more words
Saturday, March 22, 170,000 gallons of thick, tar-like oil was dumped into the Gulf of Mexico’s Galveston Bay. The Associated Press reports:
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A barge carrying about 900,000 gallons of the heavy oil collided with a ship Saturday in the busy Houston Ship Channel, spilling as much as a fifth of its cargo into one of the world’s busiest waterways for moving petrochemicals, according to the Coast Guard.
On May 24, 1989, NOAA marine biologist Gary Shigenaka was on board the NOAA ship Fairweather in Prince William Sound, Alaska. It had been two months since the tanker… 915 more words
NOAA marine biologist Gary Shigenaka explores these questions as he reflects on the 25 years since the Exxon Valdez oil spill in the following… 863 more words