Pic of the Day: Oil in the sea

Today, it looks like all is well in the Gulf of Mexico, since the big dinosaurs in media do not cover it anymore. But the damage of the BP oil spill, will effect marine life for decades to come.

Some of the immediate effects of a spill are obvious — witness the gut-wrenching images of soaked and suffocating seabirds in the gulf. But some types of ecological damage are hard to measure and can take years to document. Many of the creatures that die will sink to the bottom, making mortality estimates difficult. Damage to the reproduction rate of sea turtles may take years to play out.

So we just like to give you a graphical example, because it says more than words.



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