How does an ecosystem recover from a major one-time insult such as an oil spill? As you will learn from this Discovery Story, the answer is not simple. It isn't easy to determine whether a particular area of shoreline has recovered from oil during a spill, or how to expect it to look when it has.
Prince William's Oily Mess - A Tale of Recovery
Lesson Plan Overview
Lesson PlansLesson Plan on NOAA website
OLP#1: The Earth has one big ocean with many features.
OLP#5: The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.
OLP#6: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.