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In case of a leaking oil tanker, crews surround it with booms to contain the oil. Once the oil is confined within an area, it can be removed using skimmers. Suction skimmers suck the oil into storage tanks; adhesion skimmers use belts, drums, or discs made of oilabsorbing material to soak up the oil like sponges and deposit it into a container. These containers may be on board a ship, or the oil may be sent by pipeline to containers on the shore. Sometimes oil dispersants are used to treat oil spills.

Oceans Status of Tuna Species Tuna Species Region IUCN Status Albacore North Atlantic Vulnerable Albacore South Atlantic Critically endangered Bigeye South and Central Atlantic Vulnerable Bigeye Pacific Endangered Northern bluefin Eastern Atlantic Endangered Northern bluefin Western Atlantic Critically endangered Southern bluefin South Atlantic, Indian Ocean, southwest Pacific Critically endangered Source: IUCN 2010. org/ (accessed April 9, 2010). environmentally costly. For every pound of shrimp caught, another 3 to 15 pounds of other marine organisms are wasted as bycatch.

They may drag the 45 The Deepwater Horizon Disaster On the night of April 20, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana coast, a blowout triggered a massive explosion and fire aboard the oil rig Deepwater Horizon. S. history. Crude oil spread over thousands of square miles of the Gulf, threatening fisheries and wildlife in the region’s coastal waters and fragile wetlands. Deepwater Horizon, a semisubmersible exploratory rig, was operating under contract to the British energy company BP. The rig’s blowout preventer failed to shut off the oil flow, so that hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil gushed into the Gulf every day.

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