The Deepwater Horizon (DWH), tragedy was precipitated by an explosion at Macondo’s reservoir. The earthquake caused an environmental disaster lasting 87 days (Schwing et. al. 2020). At most 4,9 million barrels were involved in the oil crisis. Ainsworth et al. (2018) show the extent of the damage DWH oil seepage caused. Ainsworth et al. (2018) offer fascinating data on the effects of DWH. According to scientists, the effects of DWH on marine life have been shown in recent increases in deaths and other physical abnormalities. This environmental disaster has adverse effects on fish, birds, animals, turtles and plankton. Toxic spillage has affected aquatic life’s ability to survive, reproduce, and avoid predations. Researchers have found that environmental problems can be invisible for several years. Ambiguity regarding the possible future impacts will make planning difficult.
DWH has a significant impact on my personal life, as I am committed to protecting marine life. Brakstad et al. (2018) illustrate the environmentalist’s goals with data. Research has attempted to determine the origin of oil deposits on the ocean floor. Brakstad et al. (2018) suggest marine snow as a possible explanation for oil at the bottom. It may be years before the environmental effects of DWH have been fully realized. Although marine snow was always considered a natural phenomenon, recently it has been used to detect oil in deep waters. After the DWH disaster, the term “marine snow”, has been popularized. Flocculates have built up on the seabed due to processes like flocculation.