Oil Spills: What should we do?

Facts about Oil Spills and how it can be Stopped.

How to we stop the Oil Spills from Spreading?

No two Oil Spills are the same. for some Oil Spills they use Booms and Skimmers to contain it for recovery. they sometimes use Dispersants to break up the oil and speed its natural biodegrading. the other way is using Biological agents to hasten the Biodegrading and once the oil is near the shore, it will my likely be destroyed by the bacteria,

Oil Spills: the Worst Oil Spills in History

in 1979, the Ixtoc spilled 140 million Gallons of Oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

in 1989, the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons into Prince William sound Offshore.

IN 1991, A tanker spilled 240 Million Gallons into the Persian Gulf Waters.

in 2000, the Treasure, spilled spill unknown amounts of oil in the South Africa waters.

How does Oil Spills Impact on Humans, Ocean, and the Environment?

shown above, a bird is covered in oil from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in 1989. it can be life threatening to Animals and Humans, depending on the size of the Oil Spills. Animals will get sick, and maybe, eventually die. it is threatening the Eco-system lifestyle. when the beaches are closed due to the Oil Spill, cross off 'going to the beach' the list. for the Ocean, the fish will slowly die and be washed ashore, covered in greasy oil. it is a danger to the endangered species in the Area in which the oil was spilled.

Long Term Effects

An example from the Exxon Valdez, due to the size of the Oil spill, it was estimated that the oil will impact of the environment for 30 years before it it gone. it really depends on the size of the Oil pill, as it could take years or months or maybe even a few decades, before it ca completely gone.