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Image : Oil in Our Coastal Back Yard

Location: Buzzards Bay, near Cape Cod Canal
Date: October 9, 1974

Lat./Long.: 41°37'58.10"N, 70°43'59.09"W
Material spilled: Diesel fuel
Amount spilled: 11,000 to 37,000 gallons
Spill extent: **
recovery of the marsh grasses
Thirty years later, WHOI biologist George Hampson still monitors the recovery of the marsh grasses, which have not recovered to their pre-1974 state. New work at the site reveals that petroleum hydrocarbons continue to persist in the marsh. (Photo by George Hampson, WHOI)


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