Oil Pollution & Spills...
another example of how humans are ruining this planet!
Major Sources of Oil Pollution
-Offshore drilling: There are approximately 8,000 offshore oil platforms that experience leaks often. An estimated 146,000 kilograms of petroleum leaks into North American waters per year. Foreign oil platforms leak about 0.3 million to 1.4 million kilograms of petroleum into the ocean.
-Natural release of oil: 60% of all oil in waters surrounding North America comes from the natural release of oil from seeps in the bottom of the ocean.