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Image : Oil in Our Coastal Back Yard

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Since 1969, three major oil spills have washed up within three miles of each other along the west coast of Cape Cod
Since 1969, three major oil spills have washed up within three miles of each other along the west coast of Cape Cod. Black shading (second slide in animation) 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. (Photo: NASA; Maps: Jack Cook, WHOI Graphic Services)

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Last updated: May 24, 2011
 


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