One of the creatures that are greatly affected are sea turtles. When the turtles are looking for food they will occasionally spot a plastic bag, mistake it for a jellyfish, and eat it (Wroble 40). The plastic cannot be easily digested and will stay in the turtle 's stomach for many years, and when too much plastic accumulates in its stomach it will die. Plastic does not only harm animals from consumption but also by making everyday activities harder (Wroble 40). It can get entangled in a fishes fins and gills or get stuck in a birds feet or feathers and make flight impossible.
Dispersants cause the oil to break up into smaller droplets, which become miscible in water. However, these dispersants may result in more ecological harm than good. The chemicals contain nonbiodegradable toxins that can kill fish and migrate great distances. Dispersants also are blamed for the massive oil plumes several hundreds of feet underwater, harmful to all aquatic life, especially fish larvae and filter feeders. Moreover, because of the large volume of oil that has been spilled, the amount of dispersant required and the amount of oil dispersed simply suppresses the problem, rather than solving
Gulf Deep-water Oil Spill The Gulf oil spill is considered the worst oil spill and one of the worst environmental disasters in the U.S. history. It was April 20th, 2010, that the Deepwater BP oil rig exploded and penetrated in the Gulf of Mexico sea. The Gulf oil explosion killed 11 workers but most of the impact was on marine species such as turtles, herons, gulls, birds, fishes, and sea mammals. Moreover, 16,000 total miles of coastline have been affected, including the coasts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida due to the release of about 4.9 million barrels of oil into the sea. The BP oil spill continued for 87 days, and even now, oil is still washing up on the shores, which has caused and might cause long-term damage
Also the Laysan Albatross can pass this plastic on to their chicks, mistaking it for food which then kills the chicks as well due to the plastic being literally impossible to digest. (Portal) Due to these issues involving plastic, it has been causing a decline in the Laysan
Abstract The Deepwater Horizon Rig explosion that occurred on 20th April, 2010 resulted in approximately 4.9 million barrels of oil been released into the Gulf of Mexico for months and will go down in history as the biggest and most catastrophic oil spill to ever to occur. This research discusses the underlying issues that caused the explosion. The effect on the stakeholders, BP’s response to the crisis and the different approaches they could have taken before and after the accident. Introduction The tragic events that occurred on the 20th of April, 2010, the explosion onboard The Deepwater Horizon oil rig left 11 dead and many injured. Resulting in 4.9 million barrels of oil been released into the Gulf of Mexico.
There are many effects of eating disorders. Vomiting is the most dangerous behavior of a bulimie because it causes an electrolyte imbalance. (Hurley 29) It is also very bad for tooth enamel. Due to repeated vomiting, the stomach acids will slowly rot their teeth. They will often eat too much and their body cant handle it and throw up.
The earthquake rupture started approximately twenty five kilometers beneath the surface, with its core about six miles (ten kilometers) east of the mouth of College Fiord and seventy five miles (one hundred and twenty kilometers) east of Anchorage. The earthquake lasted approximately four and half minutes and is the most powerful recorded earthquake in U.S. history. It is also the second largest earthquake ever recorded, next to the magnitude 9.5 earthquake in Chile in 1960. The aftershocks were about two hundred and fifty kilometers wide and they extended eight hundred kilometers. The main shock occurred on the fault boundary between the Pacific and North American plates.
Oil burns and releases toxins and CO2, poking holes in the ozone layer. People inhale oil fumes and suffer with asthma. There are a million ways that oil is destroying human lives, but if we get off land and go underwater, oil’s damaging effect on the oceans’ habitats adds the more reasons to strive for the use of alternative energy sources. Since oil began to be used widely as a fuel, there hasn’t been a year without a copious number of oil spill incidents. In the US alone, the Office of Response and Restoration of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) responds to over a hundred oil spills each year (NOAA).
Scientist have found many solutions for bird overpopulation. The first huge problem involving bird poop, is destruction. The birds urine and poop are very acidic. The white component of the poop is called Uric acid. The low water level the birds have is what makes the poop so concentrated and damaging.
As conditions became favorable, it started barrelling toward the Gulf Coast. It made landfall at Buras-Triumph, Louisiana as a category 3 hurricane. The winds of Katrina were 200 kilometers per hour and its storm surge reached 8 meters above sea level. This damaging storm killed 2,000 people and caused 108 billion dollars in damage. After Katrina, many conclusions regarding hurricane intensity were evaluated.