22 Apr 2015 Five years ago, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig spilled 200 million In honor of Earth Day, we take a look at the health of the Gulf today and after he witnessed the devastating effects of the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara. 20 Apr 2015 BP oil spill: Effect on Galveston 5 years later explosion caused the nation's worst offshore oil spill ever, tainting much of the waters in the Gulf. 8 Sep 2010 A long-awaited BP report lists eight reasons for the accident that caused its catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill. 20 Apr 2015 Oil spill. Weeks after the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, a pelican receiving funds to study the oil spill effects, and its executive director, The BP oil spill damaged the shorelines of four Gulf States: Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. Worse yet, it took three months to build the relief well to stop the flow. It immediately threatened more than 65,000 acres in four National Wildlife Refuges, home to endangered species.
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is an industrial disaster that have led scientists to conclude that more than one million birds ultimately succumbed to the lethal effects of the Gulf oil spill.
Even Gulf residents indirectly affected by the spill suffered from increased anxiety and depression. It can take a decade or more for oil spill victims to recover from the physical and psychological effects of an oil disaster. The impact of the oil spill on fisheries could total $8.7 The Economic Impact of the BP Oil Spill In April of 2010, a British Petroleum operated oil drilling rig off the Gulf of Mexico, the Deepwater Horizon, exploded suddenly after high pressure methane gas from the oil well rose to the drilling rig, causing it to ignite and then sink to the bottom of the ocean floor. Nearly five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a new report says that creatures like dolphins, sea turtles and fish still haven't fully recovered. Bottle-nose dolphins were found dead on the Louisiana coast in 2014 at four times historic rates, Tuna were spawning in the Gulf in April 2010 when the spill occurred, and if enough of the eggs were killed, the effects on future generations may not show up for many years. Scientific studies
Salt marshes in Louisiana were most intensively polluted by the oil spill. At least 350 miles of coastal marsh shoreline in Louisiana was injured. Even trace oiling of plant stems in Louisiana salt marshes reduced plant cover in the marsh, and affected plant growth,
19 Apr 2019 Gulf Coast ecosystems still have not fully recovered. While most of the spill's acute effects—oil soaked birds, beaches slick with crude—have 13 Feb 2020 Effects of 2010 BP oil spill were 30% larger than calculated as satellite images were unable to detect full extent of pollution in Gulf.