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Gulf Health 5 Years After BP Spill: Resilient yet Scarred

A shrimp boat in the Gulf of Mexico near the Chandeleur Islands, off the Southeastern tip of Louisiana. Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, "The spill was _ and continues to be _ a disaster," said Oregon State marine sciences professor Jane Lubchenco, who was the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration during the spill. "The bottom line is that oil is nasty stuff. Yes, the Gulf is resilient, but it was hit pretty darn hard." (AP/Gerald Herbert)
A shrimp boat in the Gulf of Mexico near the Chandeleur Islands, off the Southeastern tip of Louisiana. Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, "The spill was _ and continues to be _ a disaster," said Oregon State marine sciences professor Jane Lubchenco, who was the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration during the spill. "The bottom line is that oil is nasty stuff. Yes, the Gulf is resilient, but it was hit pretty darn hard." (AP/Gerald Herbert)

From above, five years after the BP well explosion, the Gulf of Mexico looks clean, green and whole again, teeming with life — a testament...




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