Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 10, 2016

Oil From Deepwater Horizon Found In Birds

The Sierra Club reports

Research shows that oil from the big spill affected more than marine species. It also made it into the terrestrial food web.

Looking out over Louisiana’s salt marshes today, there’s little evidence that six years ago large stretches of the coastline were washed in black, sticky oil. Since then, the vegetation has crept back, the birds are singing, and only a trained eye can find signs that the largest oil spill in U.S. history recently devastated the wetlands. But the effects linger—oil and other compounds are locked in the sediment. They are in fish, crabs, and other marine species. Researchers have recently discovered the oil even made it into the tissue of at least one terrestrial species as well, showing for the first time that marine oil spills may impact more than just the oceans.

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