The long term effects of oil spills

Fishermen in the Gulf are Mexico are reporting horrible deformities in the local wildlife, including shrimp with no eyes and crabs with missing limbs. Scientists believe that this is as a result of BP’s oil spill at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in April 2010.

It makes me sad to think that we continue to exploit natural resources, especially when the consequences of disasters are so long lasting.

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Eyeless shrimp caught off in Barataria Bay, Louisiana (Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera)

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