May 2, 2017

Wildlife Recovery 28 years After Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

Wildlife Recovery 28 years Post Spill

There are now some long awaited answers, 28 years after the devastating Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound.

Today, the U.S. Geological Survey released its findings of a wildlife recovery study from the 10 million gallon plus oil spill, in 1989. According to the study, the impacts are highly variable, across the many species, throughout the area.

After decades of research and monitoring, USGS states in a written release that “scientists now know how different wildlife species were injured by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill and how long it took for populations to recover.”

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