Facts About the Oil Spill - Oceana USA

Facts About the Oil Spill

The Effects of Oil on Marine Life

Oil is toxic to wildlife. Hundreds of species, including bluefin tuna and sea turtles, are directly affected by the oil spill.

Exxon Valdez and Long-term Recovery after a Spill

The Exxon Valdez oil spill demonstrates what could happen in the Gulf of Mexico if the spill continues.

The Spill’s Effect on Gulf Fisheries

The Gulf of Mexico contains some of the most productive fishing grounds in the world.

Options for Dealing with a Spill

There is no effective way to clean up a catastrophic oil spill.

They Said it Was Safe

See what representatives of the oil industry and government have said about offshore drilling safety.