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Image : Oil in Our Coastal Back Yard

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
wo generations of WHOI researchers
Two generations of WHOI researchers have chronicled the effect of oil spills on the west coast of Cape Cod, Mass. Above, from left: George Hampson, Linda Morse Porteous, and Arnie Carr confer while observing the effects of the 1974 Bouchard 65 spill on Winsor Cove. (Photo courtesy of WHOI Archives)


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