BP Oil Spill: One Year Later

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Effect on Wildlife


As toxic oil water reached the Louisiana coast, concerns rose over the effect of the spill on local wildlife. Fishing bans set for waters off the coast adversely affect the livelihoods of local fishermen. The immediate effects of the spill were apparent: sea corals were left dead and dying, birds’ feathers were drenched in oil and sea turtles were also covered with oil. In the months after the leak stopped, more than 8,000 birds, sea turtles and marine mammals were found injured or dead, the National Wildlife Federation reports.

(Photo: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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