The effects of oil spills on sea birds:
Okay imagine yourself as any type of sea bird. Your flying around and you see a fish pop out of the water. You dive down to scoop it out to eat. But the fish dives down back under the water. You dive down to see if you can find it but when you try to come up to take a breath heavy oil is all over your feather and on your beak so you can hardly breath. So okay, you have heavy oil on your feathers. What do you do? Of course! You try cleaning it off yourself. But your just swallowing poisonous oil! Oil spills have a very heavy impact with all sorts of creatures!
The effects of oil spills on whales
Okay so change from a bird to any kind of whale! Your swimming around and you feel you need to come up for air. You arise and stick you head out of the water you take a deep breath and sticky black oil seeps into your blowhole making you gasp for more air! The more you try to breathe the more oil seeps into your blowhole, until actually it fills up and their is no room for air. Yeah I know!
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