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Friday Infographic: Offshore Drilling

Posted Fri, Aug 12, 2011 by Emily Fisher to deepwater horizon, don foley, gulf of mexico oil spill, infographics, offshore drilling, oil pollution

This is the third  in a series of ocean infographics by artist Don Foley. These infographics also appear in Oceana board member Ted Danson’s book, “Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them.”  

Last year’s Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico was not an isolated event. The exploding rig was especially tragic, but the truth is that the oil industry produces pollution every day, as today’s infographic illustrates:

Click to enlarge. [Infographic by Don Foley]

The small spills associated with oil extraction, transportation, and consumption add up to about 195 million gallons every year. That’s as much as one Deepwater Horizon gusher.

As we saw in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, extracting oil from the seafloor is dangerous business. Everyday drilling and extracting result in chronic leaks that add up to 11 million gallons of oil pollution annually.

Transporting oil is also a major source of pollution. Sometimes ships intentionally discharge what’s known as oily ballast water—the thousands of gallons of dirty water used to keep a giant transport ship stable. Otherwise, despite their best attempts, moving oil around inevitably results in spills to the tune of 44 million gallons a year.


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Friday Infographic: Sharks

Posted Fri, Aug 5, 2011 by Emily Fisher to infographics, kaelah bee, shark week, sharks

We’ve been featuring infographics by artist Don Foley for the past few Fridays, but we thought it appropriate wrap up shark week with a snazzy infographic by shark-loving blogger Kaelah Bee.

Thanks for celebrating shark week with us - don't forget to take action to protect threatened sharks if you haven't already!

Infographic by Kaelah Bee. Click to enlarge.

 

 


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