February 1, 2019

30 years later, researchers are still learning from the Exxon Valdez oil spill

Photo credit: Kristen Durand

The Exxon Valdez oil spill that happened almost 30 years ago has left a scientific legacy in the marine science research field that’s now being used as a powerful research tool to evaluate the impact of other spills around the world.

At the 2019 Alaska Marine Science Symposium, a session was held to examine how these observations informed the understanding of more recent oil spills, like the 2007 Hebei Spirit spill in South Korea and the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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