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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
Ten years after the spill it is clear that many fish and wildlife species injured by the spill have not fully recovered. It is less clear, however, what role oil plays in the inability of some populations to bounce back.
An ecosystem is dynamic - ever changing - and continues its natural cycles and fluctuations at the same time that it struggles with the impacts of spilled oil. As time passes, separating natural change from oil-spill impacts becomes more and more difficult.
Here is the current (2002) resource and service recovery table. Each link opens a new window with more information. Resources in boldface moved during the most recent update.
Human resources that depend on natural resources were also injured by the oil spill. These services are each considered to be
until the resources on which they depend are fully recovered.
Recreation & Tourism
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council,
2001 Status Report, Anchorage, Alaska.