Friday, April 30, 2010

Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico 2010

Our nation hasn’t seen an oil spill quite this bad since the Exxon Valdez incident some twenty years ago. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is threatening not only the water and ecosytem, but could also threaten a couple big industries that the Gulf area needs to thrive.

If the oil slick makes landfall and covers the white sand beaches of the Gulf, the tourist industry could be negatively impacted. After all, people venture to places like Orange Beach Alabama for the beach, and face it – a big oil slick would kind of ruin that mood.

Those around the beach have already put up barriers designed to keep the slick from coming ashore. We will see just how well those hold up.

In addition to the tourist industry, the seafood industry is huge in the Gulf – especially in Louisiana. Have you ever went to New Orleans and NOT ate shrimp? Didn’t think so. The industry has opened a special shrimp season to allow fishers to get as many of the Shrimp as possible before the water gets bad

The shrimp will migrate to areas not affected by the oil spill.

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