You may not “see” the oil anymore …. but the lingering effects are definite still there. In this case, out of sight …. isn’t the fact!!
From Wildlife Extra:
The effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that are still emerging
A team led by Charles Fisher from Penn State University in the US has found two additional damaged coral communities up to 22km away from the original site and at depths of more than 1,800m, reports Science Daily.
Fisher’s team compared damaged communities found around the time of the oil spill with the new ones. The former has provided a useful model for the progression of damage caused by the spill over time.
“One of the keys to coral‘s usefulness as an indicator species is…
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