Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Disaster

By: Cannon Jackson Period One

When Did The Spill Occur? Where Was It?

The Exxon Valdez Spill happened on March 24, 1989. It happened in Alaska on Easter Sunday.

When Did The Spill Occur?

The spill happened by a boat with an oil tank was traveling when suddenly the boat crashed into a reef. This made more then 55 million gallons of oil fall into the ocean.

What Was The Damage caused to the environment?

In the habitat seals, fish, seal otters, birds, and other organisms all faced tough times to find water, food, and a place to live. This also didn't effect animals, it also effected humans too. People couldn't get their boats out because the water was so bad and people couldn't fish.

What Methods Were Used To Clean It Up?

Firefighters used hot pressure water to clean up a lot of the water. Also people helped by not throwing trash in the ocean to help stop pollution.

What Were The Lasting Effects Of The Spill?

One effect was that organisms that lived in that area had to migrate and adapt to another environment.