In general, oil spills can affect animals and plants in two ways: from the oil itself and from the response or cleanup operations. Spilled oil can harm living things because its chemical constituents are poisonous.
This can affect organisms both from internal exposure to oil through ingestion or inhalation and from external exposure through skin and eye irritation. Oil can also smother some small species of fish or invertebrates
and coat feathers and fur, reducing birds’ and mammals’ ability to maintain their body temperatures.”
This is the situation when just one photo will say more than a thousand words
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