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In the wake of the Exxon Valdez

In the wake of the Exxon Valdez | Oil Spills | Scoop.it
Describes the events that set the stage for the disaster, the devastating environmental impact of the spill, and the global danger of oil tankers
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I also read this at my local library and want to use his work in contrast to Burger's to find out constants about oil spills. Each spill that Art or Burger studied was different and I want to still connect their similarities. 

 

Davidson, Art. In the Wake of Exxon Valdez. Sierra Book Club, 1990. Print.

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Oiled birds rehabilitated and sent home

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The blood of the oiled birds will be tested to see the results of the oil on the marine life. I plan to use this to show how people the oil is impacting marine life and wild life even after it is cleaned off. 

 

"Oiled Birds Cleaned up and Sent Home: Research Studies Launched ." California Agriculture . 62.1 7-8. Web. 11 Nov. 2013.

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Ecological Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Implications for Immunotoxicity.

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This article is a detailed account on the different effects of oil and differnt species immune systems. I need to add this to my project yet. I have recently found this article and want to show that oil spills do not only affect animals on the outside, but it can affect their immune systems aswell .

 

Barron, Mace. "Ecological Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Implications for Immunotoxicity."Toxicologic Pathology. 40.2 315-320. Web. 11 Nov. 2013.

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How does oil impact marine life?

How does oil impact marine life? | Oil Spills | Scoop.it
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This is a good site to look into for official statistics and news on the oil spills. This site also has government documented facts and ideas on oil spills. This site I used to gain basic knowledge. 

 

NOAA. Ocean Services. Web. <http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/oilimpacts.html>.

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THE BEHAVIOUR AND EFFECTS OF OIL POLLUTION INTO MARINE ENVIRONMENT AND OCEANS.

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This article looks into the behavior impact on marine life that oil spills have as well as the impact on the enviroment. I plan to use this to further my evidence on how oil spills affect marine life. 

 

Xhelilaj, Ermal, and Shkelqim Sinanaj. "THE BEHAVIOUR AND EFFECTS OF OIL POLLUTION INTO MARINE ENVIRONMENT AND OCEANS.."Journal of Maritime Studies. 24.1 19-25. Web. 11 Nov. 2013.

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Forlorn in the bayou

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This article confirms the evidence I found in the winnipeg free press article on the decrease in fishing and oyster harvesting in the gulf after BP's oil spill. 

 

Barcott, Bruce. "Forlorn in the Bayou." National Geographic. 218.4 n. page. Web. 11 Nov. 2013.

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Short-Term Response of Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) to Oil Spill Rehabilitation and Translocation

Short-Term Response of Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) to Oil Spill Rehabilitation and Translocation

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Multiple birds are were covered in oil. After clean up rehabilitation efforts were made. Just what are the affects of oil spills in the long run ? I plan on using this article to show the processes of oil spill rehabilitation 

 

Selman, William, Thomas Hess, Carrie Saylers, and Brac Saylers. "Short Term Response of Brown Pelicans to Oil Spills and Rehabilitation." Southeastern Naturalist . n. page. Web. 11 Nov. 2013.

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2011 Oil Spill: Reps Investigate Shell Over Host Communities - Leadership Newspapers

2011 Oil Spill: Reps Investigate Shell Over Host Communities - Leadership Newspapers | Oil Spills | Scoop.it
2011 Oil Spill: Reps Investigate Shell Over Host Communities Leadership Newspapers “Why this latest development saddened me is because we are all living witnesses to a spill in the Gulf of Mexico and we all knew how both the US and the oil company...
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How the oil spill is affecting the area and just what are the big companies are saying. I want to use this to pull in the some input from the oil companies point of view. 

 

Badamasi, Abdulsalam, and Adesuwa Tsan. "2011 Oil Spill: Reps Investigate Shell Over Host Communities."Leadership. 4 11 2013: n. page. Web. 11 Nov. 2013.

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9 disturbing signs pointing to a catastrophic oil spill in the Arctic

9 disturbing signs pointing to a catastrophic oil spill in the Arctic | Oil Spills | Scoop.it
Why @gp_sunrise activists were peacefully protesting: 9 signs an Arctic oil spill is inevitable: http://t.co/FoHn25KDJi #FreeTheArctic30
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Visual images on the affects of oil spills on wild life. 

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Research links health, oil spill - Houma Courier

Research links health, oil spill - Houma Courier | Oil Spills | Scoop.it
Research links health, oil spill Houma Courier In the months following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf, BP hired a small army of locals and others to help deploy protective measures and gather oil that has spewed from the runaway...
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Researchers are finding links between oil spills and disturbances with blood and liver. I want to use this as more evidence of long term affects. 

 

Wilson, Xerxes. "Research links health, oil spill." Houma Today . 9 28 2013: n. page. Web. 11 Nov. 2013.

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Ocean of change: Changing chemistry of seawater poses lethal threat to marine life

Ocean of change: Changing chemistry of seawater poses lethal threat to marine life | Oil Spills | Scoop.it

Oregon fishermen tell stories of strange events on the Pacific Ocean that have made them shudder over the past half dozen years.

 

The Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery on the state’s north coast watched oyster larvae die en masse for three years in a row in the mid-2000s — depriving oyster farms along the entire West Coast of seed oysters.

Florence crabber Al Pazar saw baby octopuses, an inch or two long, climb up his crab lines to escape the sea waters in the 2005 season. When he pulled up his pots, the crab were dead.

 

Eugene fisherman Ryan Rogers, who drags in great piles of salmon on an Alaska purse seiner, has instead brought up nets full of jellyfish in recent years.

 

“Sometimes we’ll catch 4,000 or 5,000 pounds of jellyfish. They spray all around. We get stung,” he said. “It makes it difficult to bring your net in. You have to let it go and lose the salmon that are in your net.”

 

Scientists — including many at Oregon State University — are beginning to define the cause of these events. They call it ocean acidification and hypoxia.


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Many forms of wild life are perishing and decreasing. It is not only hurting the ecosystem but also the commercial fishing industry. I plan on using this to show more affects on wildlife and even how it is seaping into commercial businesses. 

 

Dietz, Dianne. "Oceans of Change ." Register-Guard. 9 22 2013: n. page. Web. 11 Nov. 2013.

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Oil Spills

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Oil Spills is the first book to survey the history of oil spills, the problems they create, the types of clean-ups and their efficacy, the legal, social, economic, and ecological consequences of oil spills, their long-term impacts on the wildlife...
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I read this at my local library and plan to use it to show the affects of oil spills, especially on plant life and how that hurts the ecosystem.

 

Burger, Joanna. Oil Spills. New York: Rutgers University Press, 1997. Print.

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Modelling the effects of an oil spill on open populations of intertidal invertebrates.

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This article will be useful to show the affected in a modeled senario. I plan to use this as evidence that oil spills impact large scale populations not just individuals. 

 

Forde, Samantha. "Modelling the effects of an oil spill on open populations of intertidal invertebrates ."Journal of Applied Ecology . 595-624. Web. 11 Nov. 2013.

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Water Pollution

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This is an easy site to get basic definitions of oil spills and the basic level of understanding. 

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"We're seeing things we've never seen before...Everything out there is dead." : Gulf Of Mexico Ecosystem In Crisis 3 Years After BP Oil Spill

"We're seeing things we've never seen before...Everything out there is dead." : Gulf Of Mexico Ecosystem In Crisis 3 Years After BP Oil Spill | Oil Spills | Scoop.it
Oldspeak: "Three and a half years later, BP is spending more money - I want you to hear this - they are spending more money on television commercials than they have on actually restoring the natura...
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This article talks about the decrease of population and the increase in mutations. I will include this in my article to show that even offspring of creatures from the oil spills are still being affected. Mutations take time and yet these creatures are being mutated. 

 

 

“We’re seeing things we’ve never seen before…Everything out there is dead.” : Gulf Of Mexico Ecosystem In Crisis 3 Years After BP Oil Spill." Oldspeak Journal. (2013): n. page. Web. 4 Nov. 2013

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Gulf Coast Revival

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This article hopefully talks about reviving the areas affected and creating useful and safe oil passages. I plan to use it to show how oil spills can be alivated and their affected lessened. 

 

Tangley, Laura . "GULF COAST REVIVAL? ." National Wildlife (World Edition). 49.3 n. page. Web. 11 Nov. 2013.

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What will the spill kill?

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This articles specializes in talking about the different and various affects of oil spills on mammals, birds, plants, and the enviroment. I plan to use this article to show that not only are the health risks, there are also mortalities that will affect individuals and entire populations. 

 

. Stone, Daniel, Ian Yarett, and Shanron Begly . "What will the spill kill ." Newsweek. 155.24 n. page. Web. 11 Nov. 2013.

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CAN WE RESCUE OILED WILDLIFE?

CAN WE RESCUE OILED WILDLIFE? 

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This article details the multitude of wild life that is being affected by oil spills. The clean up may not be so easy. For example, 2/3 of the birds covered in oil have died within two years of being coated in oil. I want to add this to my mounting pile of evidence . 

 

Carey, John. "CAN WE RESCUE OILED WILDLIFE?."National Wildlife . 48.5 (2010): 30-35. Web. 11 Nov. 2013.

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Gulf Oil Spill Recovery Could Take Decades For Deep-Sea Ecosystem, Study ... - Huffington Post

Gulf Oil Spill Recovery Could Take Decades For Deep-Sea Ecosystem, Study ... - Huffington Post | Oil Spills | Scoop.it
Gulf Oil Spill Recovery Could Take Decades For Deep-Sea Ecosystem, Study ...
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The area affected by the oil spill is looked at, and researchers are finding that the deap sea life may be suffering as well. I plan to show that oil spills do not just sit on top of the ocean, the penetrate lower levels and affect many marine species. 

 

Rueters, . "Gulf Oil Spill Recovery Could Take Decades For Deep-Sea Ecosystem, Study Finds."Huffington Post. 24 9 2013: n. page. Web. 11 Nov. 2013.

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Humpback whales making a comeback in B.C. but tankers, oil spills threaten ... - The Province

Humpback whales making a comeback in B.C. but tankers, oil spills threaten ... - The Province | Oil Spills | Scoop.it
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Humpback whales making a comeback in B.C. but tankers, oil spills threaten ...
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Not only are oil spills hurting the enviroment, but the tankers themselves are causing issues with the wild life. Im not sure if I will use this im my paper, but I want to show how large oil tankers are hurting marine life by their mere presense. 

 

"Humpback whales making a comeback in B.C. but tankers, oil spills threaten recovery: study." Providence . 11 9 2013: n. page. Print.

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Search for Atlantic oil called threat to marine life - USA TODAY

Search for Atlantic oil called threat to marine life - USA TODAY | Oil Spills | Scoop.it
Search for Atlantic oil called threat to marine life
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Opponents of offshore drilling are exaggerating the danger to marine life, said James Benton, executive director of the New Jersey Petroleum Council.
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This artilce talks about oil drilling-not oil spills. The potential for pollution is dangerous for both options. 

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Study: BP spill damaged tiny marine life on sea floor 57 square miles around ... - Winnipeg Free Press

Study: BP spill damaged tiny marine life on sea floor 57 square miles around ... - Winnipeg Free Press | Oil Spills | Scoop.it
Study: BP spill damaged tiny marine life on sea floor 57 square miles around ...
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The oil spill is thought to have created mutations among many shellfish and oil balls are being found in marine life's stomachs. I plan on using this as evidence of long term damages and even mutations. 

 

McConnaughey, Janet. "Study: BP spill damaged tiny marine life on sea floor 57 square miles around blown-out well." Winnipeg Free Press. 25 9 201325 9 201325 9 2013: n. page. Web. 4 Nov. 2013.

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