Deepwater Horizon wildlife deaths understated

日期:2019-03-07 08:11:12 作者:皋喑荃 阅读:

SIMPLE carcass counting may have underestimated by 50 times the number of whales and dolphins killed by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The most recent report on wildlife deaths from the US government’s task force states that 100 dead marine mammals have been collected in the Gulf of Mexico since the spill. But in such a vast area, many more bodies will never be found. Recovered carcasses “represent the tip of the iceberg,” says Rob Williams of the University of St Andrews, UK. “We need a way to estimate the size of the iceberg.” To prove his point,