by Prosanta Chakrabarty. Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences & Curator of Ichthyology, LSU Museum of Natural Science
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was the largest accidental release of oil in history with over 4.9 million barrels (=206 million gallons) released; however, accessing the actual environmental impacts will be very difficult. The largest environmental impact is likely to take place in the part of the world that is most unfamiliar to us and the least studied – the deep sea.
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