By: Jose R. Perez Daniel Bonivento Juan Aguirre Exxon Valdez
Exxon Valdez Accident The Exxon Valdez occurred in 1989. It spilled approximately 10.9 million gallons of its 53 million gallons of oil. The Exxon Valdez accident occurred in Prince William Sound, Alaska, on March 24 and cling to more than a thousand miles of beaches in southern Alaska.
This accident affect many species in the ecosystem, killing many organisms.
“ At the beginning oil was literally boiling out of the tanker” said Kelsor the head of Alaska’s Department of environmental Conservation at the time
The last month oil rig explosion and subsequent spill in the gulf of mexico could leave oil giant BP with the unfurtanate legacy as the oil industry “biggest polluter”
Oil floats on top of water, less sunlight penetrates into the water, limiting the photosynthesis of marine plants and phytoplankton this, as well decrease the fauna populations affecting the food chain in the ecosystem
Video showing the castastrofy of this incredible accident http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6426573n