Oil spill causes significant damage to coral in the Gulf of Mexico
Scientists released a report describing the impact of the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which noted the leak caused substantial harm to coral, according to The Durango Herald.
The spill took place roughly 50 miles off the Louisiana coast on April 20, 2010. Researchers found the damaged corals in October 2010, but discovered a direct link between the oil spill, environmental cleanup and the coral harm only recently.
"It was like a graveyard of corals," Temple University biologist Erik Cordes told the news source.
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