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Title: The Effects of Oil Spills and Methods to Subvert Them
Thesis Statement: Oil spills have significant short and long-term consequences for marine habitats; they can be overcome with minimal damage by stopping the leak and letting natural microbes degrade the oil over time or using absorbents (not detergents) to aid the microbial process.
- oil spills cause physical smothering of marine species
- spills cause reproductive damage
- spills disrupt ecological balance
Section Heading: Short-Term Impact
First Paragraph Topic Sentence: The short term impact of an oil spill is that it leads to the physical smothering of creatures that happen to be in the marine environment – presumably because oil smothers gills and acts as a thick coat cast over plant life (Stewart, 2005).
- Oil clogs fish gills, blocks sunlight, and hampers movement. Use (British Petroleum, n.d.)