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Another oil spill

Postby ohio mike » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:50 pm

Just heard on Fox News that Michigan has a 800,000 gal spill on the Kalamazoo River and is asking for Federal help.Any of you Michiganders know whats up?
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Re: Another oil spill

Postby ownedbychina » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:44 pm

I live near the Kalamazoo river and the new spill numbers today are a lot higher.I hunt this river and there is a lot of waterfowl that have been affected already.This river supports a lot of our birds in the area and has destroyed the river as of now.
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Re: Another oil spill

Postby Papachessie » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:33 pm

The Kalamazoo is, or was, an awesome Smallmouth fishery in many areas. The company was warned in January that the pipeline was in bad shape and did nothing. :no:
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Re: Another oil spill

Postby Marc David » Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:24 am

Hi All,
This has been very disheartening since it not only causes great havoc in the wildlife species but also it can lead to extinction of some species. God Forbid, it does not happen. Even small oil spills can severely affect marine wildlife. Oil affects wildlife by coating their bodies with a thick layer. Many oils also become stickier over time (this is called weathering) and so adheres to wildlife even more. Since most oil floats o nthe surface of the water it can effect many marine animals and sea birds. Unfortunately, birds and marine mammals will not necessarily avoid an oil spill. Some marine mammals, such as seals and dolphins, have been seen swimming and feeding in or near an oil spill. Some fish are attracted to oil because it looks like floating food. This endangers sea birds, which are attracted to schools of fish and may dive through oil slicks to get to the fish. The impact of an oil spill on wildlife is also affected by where spilled oil reaches.
Different resources will be needed to combat an oil spill, depending on the number and type of wildlife that is affected. Quick and humane care of wildlife affected by oil spills is required by law.
We must take steps to prevent the wildlife species to be endangered. This can be done mainly by acting on some measures to restrict the spilled oil to be spread into the river bodies.
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