area effected
by the spill

Exxon Valdez.: 20 years after the ecological disaster the oil is still there
immediate environmental
impacts

Exxon Valdez oil spill clean-up
 the clean up


long term environmental
impacts


economic impacts


lessons learned
 

 

LONG TERM ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS

Answer the following questions using the web links provided
or those of your choice.
 

Observe the video showing remaining oil in the
Prince William Sound.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/js-mcdougall/watch-the-oil-still-pollu_b_143283.html

 

1.  What is the status of the lingering oil in the ecosystem?
     http://www.evostc.state.ak.us/recovery/lingeringoil.cfm

      http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/topic_subtopic_entry.php?RECORD_KEY%
      28entry_subtopic_topic%29=entry_id,subtopic_id,topic_id&entry_id
      (entry_subtopic_topic)=241&subtopic_id(entry_subtopic_topic)=13&topic_id
      (entry_subtopic_topic)=1

2.  How do ecologists define recovery?
     http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/topic_subtopic_entry.php?RECORD_KEY%28entry_subtopic_topic% 
        29=entry_id,subtopic_id,topic_id&entry_id(entry_subtopic_topic)=240&subtopic_id(entry_subtopic_topic)
        =13&topic_id(entry_subtopic_topic)=1

3.  Describe the recovery status of different species in the Sound
     at present.
     http://www.evostc.state.ak.us/recovery/status.cfm

4.  What is the status of the killer whales?
     http://www.evostc.state.ak.us/recovery/longTerm.cfm

5.  What proof shows that the otter population are still being
     affected by the spill?    
        http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/42009/title/Otters_and_oil_
      Problems_remain

6.  What is the importance of herring in the Alaskan marine biome,
     and what is their status now?   
    
http://www.evostc.state.ak.us/recovery/status_herring.cfm

7.  What are some of the remaining impacts of the spill?
      http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/stories/oilymess/oily02_impacts.html

8.  Are animals still being impacted by the oil spill?  How do we
     know?
     http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/04/100414111018.htm

 
9.  Do scientists consider the Prince William Sound to be completely
     recovered?
      http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/stories/oilymess/oily06_recover.htm

       

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Pat DeCandia
May 08, 2010