Not a whole lot is known about the long term impact of oil on coastal ecosystems. A researcher at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota studied a spill near the mouth of Tampa Bay back in 1993…and did a follow up study 8 years later. Mike Kiniry reports on what she found.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/mangroves.mp3]
But the utility could see initial savings of about $4 million.