Wildlife Affected by Gulf Oil Spill

While the Exxon-Valdez oil spill continues to impact the lives of residents and businesses near the location of the disaster more than 20 years later, the most haunting memories that others have about the tragic incident are of the birds and other wildlife that were covered in oil. Many of those animals perished as a consequence of the contamination, and those images have served as a rallying point for environmental activists and communities that have concerns about drilling ventures in their area.

The Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill has far surpassed the Exxon incident in terms of the amount of oil and the area affected, and the impact on wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico and along the coast has been simply devastating. These egregious environmental offenses cannot be tolerated without harsh penalties. To learn more about the legal remedies that may be available, contact the Gulf of Mexico oil spill lawsuit attorneys of Williams Hart at 800-821-1544.

Animal Suffering

The biodiversity of life in the Gulf of Mexico and in other waters around the globe is truly astonishing, as a delicate balance of amphibian, aquatic, and avian creatures survive and thrive due to the presence of clean water and each other. The contamination of the water and the threat of losing important links in this chain should give cause for alarm.

The following have already been killed by or are endangered by the presence of oil in the Gulf:

  • Dolphins
  • Endangered sea turtles
  • Sea gulls, ducks, pelicans, and other water birds
  • Fish, shrimp, crabs, oysters, and other shellfish

The long-term effects that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will have on local wildlife are difficult to predict, and may be felt for generations to come. Our Gulf Coast oil spill lawyers believe that the parties responsible for this environmental devastation should face fair consequences for their actions.

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The total impact of the oil spill on Gulf wildlife remains to be seen, but claims for damage must be handled proactively. Contact the Gulf of Mexico oil spill lawsuit attorneys of Williams Hart at 800-821-1544.

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