The Gulf Oil Spill: Effects on Marine Life

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The Pew Charitable Trusts

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.