Marine life two years after the BP oil spill
The two year anniversary of the BP oil spill is approaching this Friday. The deadly oil rig explosion resulted in 11 deaths and billions of gallons of oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM Tershone Phillips reports on the effects and improvements on marine life over the past two years.
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