30 Apr '16, 12pm

New Oceana Report Highlights Long-Term Impacts of Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster

WASHINGTON – Today, Oceana released a new report titled “Time for Action: Six Years After Deepwater Horizon ” that highlights the long-term impacts of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, which began six years ago next week. In the report, Oceana reviews the most recently published research that documents the damage from the oil spill to the Gulf of Mexico’s marine wildlife, habitats and communities. While scientists are still working to understand the scale of the devastation to wildlife, fisheries and human health, Oceana marine scientist Dr. Ingrid Biedron says that we are already starting to see the long-term impacts of the spill. “The significant die-off of whales and dolphins that began in 2010 continues today,” said Biedron. “Increased mortality rates and diminished reproductive success can have long-term effects on marine mammal populations impacted by...

Full article: http://oceana.org/press-center/press-releases/new-oceana-...

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