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Title: What Happens When an Oil Spill Occurs?
Url: http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.watcyc.oilspil...
Publisher: WGBH Educational Foundation
Description: Large oil spills are not a common occurrence. When a tanker runs aground or collides with another vessel and releases its cargo to the sea, it's often major news, especially if the spill is near land. The images in this interactive feature show the major oil spill triggered by the 1989 grounding of the tanker Exxon Valdez in Prince William Sound, Alaska, and the techniques and equipment used to limit damage to the environment. A set of interactive animations shows viewers how the effects of an oil spill are influenced by variables such as the nature of the coastline, weather, and the type of oil spilled.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Biology -- Special topics, A-Z -- Oil spills and wildlife
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Oceanography -- Marine pollution. Sea water pollution
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Ecology -- By type of environment, A-Z -- Sea. Marine ecology. Ocean ecology
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Ecology -- Special aspects of the subject as a whole, A-Z -- Restoration ecology
Social sciences -- Transportation and communications -- Water transportation -- Shipping -- Marine accidents
Technology -- Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering -- Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering -- Environmental pollution
GEM Subject: Science -- Ecology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Ecology -- Pollution
Geography -- Disaster management
Environmental engineering -- Water pollution
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
MovingImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Science Materials
Sound (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: flash
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
University First Cycle
University Postgrad
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Rights: WGBH Educational Foundation
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Astronomy
earth science
Education (General)
Environmental science
Physical sciences
Space sciences
Date Of Record Release: 2011-07-18 03:00:05 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2014-10-07 09:36:20 (W3C-DTF)
Source: DLESE
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Resource URL Clicks: 20
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