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  • 1. Oil Spills By:Tyler Fleming
  • 2. What Is An Oil Spill • Releasing of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment due to human activity and is a form of pollution. • Can also be a marine oil spill, in which oil is released into the ocean or coastal waters. • It includes the releasing of crude oil from tankers, offshore platforms, drilling rigs, and wells.
  • 3. Negative Effects Of An Oil Spill • Oil can lead to air pollution. • Oil destroys the habitat of marine life. • Oil can lead to acid rain. • Oil washes up on beaches and marshes resulting in life threatening habitats for wildlife species. • Sea turtles, birds, whales, fish, otters, and other marine life can be oil-soaked and die.  • Oil spills cause damage to flora fauna.
  • 4. Four Major Oil Spills In History • TheTorrey Canyon Oil Spill – March 18,1967 25 – 36 million gallons • The Sea Star Oil Spill - December 19, 1972 35.3 million gallons • Odyssey Oil Spill – November 10, 1988 40.7 million gallons • M/T HavenTanker Oil Spill – April 11, 1991 45 million gallons
  • 5. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
  • 6. Oil Spill Remedies -Boom -Skimmers
  • 7. -Pads -Spreading Chemicals
  • 8. -Adding Bacteria -Shovels
  • 9. Slogan You can’t drink oil!