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Some Animals Still Feeling the Effects of Gulf Oil Spill

Posted on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at 8:54 pm by Williams Hart   |  Updated: Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 11:09 am    

Four years have passed since oil giant BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, causing the deaths of 11 of its workers and the spilling of around 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Aside from negative impacts on nearby states’ beaches, estuaries, commercial fishing industries, and other local businesses, the spill heavily impacted local wildlife. While some of the ecological effects of the oil spill have lessened or disappeared altogether, a number of animals are still suffering from the effects of the spill, including:

  • Brown Pelicans
  • Bottlenose Dolphins
  • Sea Turtles
  • Sperm Whales
  • Loons
  • Red Snapper
  • Oysters
  • Crabs
  • Whale Sharks
  • Tuna

Even years after the BP oil spill, the effects are still vividly felt, both in the environment and in the finances of Gulf Coast residents and businesses. If you suffered losses as a result of the BP spill, you may be eligible for compensation for these losses. To learn more about taking action, contact Williams Hart today by calling us at (800) 220-9341.

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