WASHINGTON – Oceana report alert folks. For Oceana released a new report titled “Time for Action: Six Years After Deepwater Horizon.” One that highlights the long-term impacts of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. All which began six years ago next week. In the report, Oceana reviews the most recently published research that documents the damage from the oil spill to the Gulf of Mexico’s marine wildlife. As well as it’s habitats and communities.
Certainly scientists are still working to understand the scale of the devastation. That’s to wildlife, fisheries and human health. Leading the charge is Oceana marine scientist Dr. Ingrid Biedron. She says that we are already starting to see the long-term impacts of the spill.
“Increased mortality rates and diminished reproductive success can have long-term effects on marine mammal populations. Especially those impacted by the spill. But instead of learning from the disaster, Congress has done virtually nothing. Especially to reduce the risk of another spill in U.S. waters.”