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Coastal Fish Populations Didn’t Crash After the Deepwater Horizon Spill – Why Not?

April 16, 2020 By F. Joel Fodrie The Conversation
When the Deepwater Horizon oil spill released 4 to 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, some early projections estimated that the toll on fisheries could reach US$5-10 billion by 2020. Chemicals in crude oil may affect fish and other marine creatures directly, through their toxicity, or indirectly by harming their food or habitat, and the effects can be immediate or long-term.