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Oil spill off Vancouver's English Bay

Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by TheMightyOrca, 10 Apr 2015.

  1. TheMightyOrca

    TheMightyOrca Well-Known Member

    28 Jan 2014
    League City, Texas
    Toxic fuel spill fouls Vancouver's English Bay and area beaches

    As the title says, there's been an oil spill. It all comes in the midst of a debate on plans to increase tanker traffic in the area, so this spill could put a damper on those plans. Officials are working to clean the oil right now, and the Vancouver Aquarium has put out a response team to look for sea animals that may be at risk. It's not a huge spill, but there's still cause for concern.

    Really hope the southern resident orcas don't get harmed. They just had a baby boom after two years of no surviving calves, and it would be just horrible if the oil hurt them.
    Last edited: 10 Apr 2015