Oil Spills

About Oil Spills

Oil spills harm marine animals, dump toxic oil into the ocean, and is hard to prevent. They harm marine ecosystems and is very hard to clean up. Birds, sea turtles, marine mammals, fish, and invertebrates are affected by the oil. The main regions in North America affected by oil spills are the Gulf of Mexico and the shores of LA, MS, FL, and AL. Due to this, animals become coated in oil, birds loose buoyancy, and mammals ingest oil and become sick. This issue does not affect our area now, but could reach close to our area. Some oil spills have occured in the Gulf of Mexico. Even though these spills happen mostly in the oceans people are still affected because the oil harms food resources. The cause of the oil spills are the oil companies that have oil drills in the oceans and things go wrong with the site and the oil leaks out. To help clean the oceans and its animals, many volunteers help clean up and rescue animals .Afterwards, they clean them off and then send them back when the ocean is clean. Cesar Harda thinks that we can eliminate spills by using natural forces. he has been designing a open source cleaning robot.

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