Offshore oil spills can lead to decades of ecological harm for marine life. How can we clean up oil spills and limit damage to the environment?
- Offshore oil spills float on the surface of water and block essential sunlight.
- Oil sticks to animal fur and feathers, and the majority of animals covered in oil will die.
- Burning, dispersal and skimming are some of the methods used to clean up oil spills.
- Oil spills have massive clean up costs, both financially and environmentally.
Oil spills can be one of the most environmentally devastating man-made disasters.
An oil spill is the release of large volumes of crude oil or products refined from it, such as gasoline or diesel.
Although most pollution associated with oil occurs inland, offshore oil spills can result in extensive damage over ...
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