Catching up with the Sea Empress Oil spill
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 & juvenile Asterina phylactica|
Find out more
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