Island demolished from Gulf oil spilladmin
After the Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010, the oil spill has dissolved a whole island. Natalie Peyronnin of the Environmental Defense Fund says The oil comes down, it kills the mangroves, which then kills the root system. And the root is holding together this island, and without that root system holding together, the sediment it just erodes away.” An island was 5.5 acres in size has disappeared. The land was about six acres and little land remains above the water’s surface within five years. This impacts birds as they fly to this island for a resting stop.