BLACK GOLD CAKES THE OCEAN
Many pelicans, birds, and turtles were stranded because they were covered in oil and could not swim or fly.
spawn- to produce eggs in large numbers
The oil spill affected the spawning of the Blue Fin Tuna.
black gold-nick name for oil
Black gold is rare and found deep underground.
suffocate- can't breath
turtles will suffocate and die from the oil in the water.
biologist-people who study living organisms.
Biologists are working hard to save wildlife.
benzene-clear liquid that comes from oil.
Benzene is known to cause cancer.