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Image : Tank Barge Bouchard 120


Location: Buzzards Bay off Westport, Mass.
Date: April 27, 2003

Lat./Long.: 41°29'22.10"N, 70°59'17.80"W
Material spilled: No. 6 fuel oil
Amount spilled: approx. 98,000 gallons
Spill extent: more than 90 miles of shoreline
Bouchard 120 spill washed up on the shoreline of Buzzards Bay
Red shading shows where oil from the Bouchard 120 spill washed up on the shoreline of Buzzards Bay. Researchers from WHOI have used the marshes and beaches at Wild Harbor, Nyes Neck, and Winsor Cove to conduct intensive studies of the short- and long-term impact of oil on the coastal environment. (Illustration by Jack Cook, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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