Gulf Spills- - Topic Water Use and Pollution Reading Legacy of the Gulf Spill True/False Questions-After a while the Gulf of Mexico returns to i ts

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Topic: Water Use and Pollution Reading: Legacy of the Gulf Spill True/False Questions: -After a while, the Gulf of Mexico returns to its original state before spills such as Ixtoc I and the Deepwater Horizon Answer: True- although impacts are harsh in the short term, they will dissipate over time -The Ixtoc I Spill and Deepwater Horizon Spill had completely different affects on the Gulf of Mexico Answer: False- both took place in similar climates and ecological circumstances- both were seemingly uncontrollable for a time and poured huge amount of oil into the Gulf and both hit nearby costal environments hard. -The Gulf Spills only affected costal environments such as beaches. Answer: False- the Gulf Spills also affected coral reefs and mangrove swamps as well as beaches -Animals are not affected by Gulf Spills Answer: False- Crabs, Mussels, Snails, Shrimp, certain fish, and squid are affected by Gulf Spills - The Gulf of Mexico is not prepared for spills Answer: False- the Gulf is accustomed to tolerate as much as 690.000 barrels
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2011 for the course ENVIRON 201 taught by Professor Jimdiana during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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Gulf Spills- - Topic Water Use and Pollution Reading Legacy of the Gulf Spill True/False Questions-After a while the Gulf of Mexico returns to i ts

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