The Gulf Oil Spill: Effects on Marine Life

The Deepwater Horizon disaster has imperiled the ecosystem along the U.S. Gulf Coast. Most oil spills have occurred at the ocean surface. This one, originating at the ocean floor and rising up through the water column, has the potential to affect the marine environment at every level. More about the Gulf oil spill can be found in our Gulf Oil Spill featured story.

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Submitted by ktsb (not verified) on

its hard to think that such horrible things can happen to such innocent creatures.look at what we are doing to our whole ecosystem. one small mistake from someone not paying attention can lead to hundreds of deaths. we need to stop these horrible pollution outbreaks.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Oh MY GOSH!!! I FEEL BAD FOR ALL OF THE ANIMALS!!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

thanks for the help