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Image : Still Toxic After All These Years


Location: Buzzards Bay, off West Falmouth, Mass.
Date: September 16, 1969

Lat./Long.: 41°35'57.60"N, 70°41'47.88"W
Material spilled: No. 2 fuel oil
Amount spilled: 189,000 gallons
Spill extent: **

Jennifer Culbertson (center), along with her Boston University Marine Program advisor Ivan Valiela (right) and fellow student Ylva Olsen, transplant marsh grasses in Wild Harbor. Because crab burrows help till and aerate the marsh, the shallow burrowing in Wild Harbor could affect grass growth. (Photo courtesy of Boston University Photo Services)

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