Environmental impacts of oil spills

Did Gulf spill boost "Dead Zone"? (3:34)

March 5, 2011, 11:43 am
Source: National Geographic

Date of Video: Oct. 25, 2010

Microbes consuming oil from the Gulf of Mexico's BP spill deplete oxygen levels when they die, raising the threat of an expanded "dead zone," which endangers some marine life. Now scientists are using years of dead-zone data to determine whether the dangerous region grew after the spill.



Nomack, M. (2011). Did Gulf spill boost "Dead Zone"? (3:34). Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/video/51cbf0567896bb431f6a13aa


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