Gulf oil spill

By: emily meador

Golf oil spill

  • When did the spill occur?

April 20, 2010


  • Where did the spill occur?


Gulf of Mexico


  • How and why did the spill occur?

There was an explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil

  • What damage?

4.9 million barrels were in the ocean and 39 species at risk. 15,700 offshore animals.

  • What methods were used to clean it up?

Workers used physical barriers, skimmers , and dispersants.

  • What are the lasting effects of the spill?

There are lots of dolphin deaths but other species are bouncing back.

  • Citations

http://ocean.si.edu/gulf-oil-spill