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Thu, 8th Jul 2010

Catching up with the Sea Empress Oil spill

Robin Crump

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In 1996 the Sea Empress tanker ran aground spilling oil onto 120 miles of Welsh coastline. Helen visits West Angle Bay - one of the worse hit beaches - to meet Robin Crump and find out how the spill affected the rocky shores. And we meet a rare starfish that was almost wiped out by the spi

Adult Asterina gibbosa and juvenile Asterina phylactica

Adult Asterina gibbosa & juvenile Asterina phylactica

Limpets

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Robin Crump et al (2003). West Angle Bay: a case study. The fate of limpets. Field Studies. (PDF)

British Marine Life Study Society information about the Sea Empress oil spill

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