Brazilian Oil Spill


The crude oil spill that took place on August 30, 2019, in Brazil has spread across 2,400kms on the north-eastern coast of the country, severely affecting Brazilian shores and marine life. Scientists believe that the possibility of the toxic oil spill entering the food chain is high. The spill claimed the lives of over 100 marine animals, which included 24 seabirds and 88 sea turtles who had either ingested the oil or were found covered in a thick layer of black greasy oil.

More than 100 Brazilian shores have been damaged due to the massive oil spill. Scientists also claim that the oil might severely affect mangroves and coral reefs that are home to many distinct species of fishes. The Brazilian navy has positioned 8,500 personnel, 30 ships and 17 aircraft for the clean-up operation.

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