Archive for March 22nd, 2013

 

Threats to turtles

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The biggest threat to the continuation of the turtles does not come from sharks or disease, it comes from humans. An article published last year said that 35 percent of the world’s green sea turtles are found in marine protected areas, where the only difference from anywhere else is that the area is more protected […]

Cleaning up the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

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On the 20th April 2010 the Deepwater Horizon oilrig exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico. Two days later a wellhead was found releasing thousands of barrels of oil per day, which totalled to an overall volume of 4.9 million barrels of oil released into the gulf. Response clean up crews began immediately trying […]