The Site of the Disaster!

The Exxon Valdez oil spill happened within Prince William Sound. The Sound that was affected by the Exxon Valdez oil spill is Prince William Sound. This sound is located in Alaska within the United States of America. Prince William Sound is located off of the Gulf of Alaska. Which is on the southeast coast of Alaska which is also known within Alaska to be the south-central sub region (TravelAlaska.com), a map can be seen at the bottom of the post illustrating where Prince William Sound is located.

The Sound “encompasses 10,000 Square Miles of protected waterways, Islands, fjords, as well as 10,000 glaciers.” (TravelAlaska.com) While being a “habitat for whales, porpoise, sea otters, sea lion and seals,”(TravelAlaska.com) as well as land animals such as “bears, deer, goats and sheep inhabit the mainland” (TravelAlaska.com)

Prince William Sound is unique in the ways that it can support so many diverse types of wildlife as well as humans. Although whenever something is beautiful to look at humans seem to gravitate towards it in an attempt to sock in the wonders of this world. When inhabiting these places, humans seem to always be able to discover something to exploit from the land. Within the case of Alaska this is oil, and this oil then needs to be transported to those who can refine and then use the oil. But transporting anything is the start of what could become a disaster.

-Alexis

Reference:

https://www.travelalaska.com/Destinations/Regions/Southcentral/Prince%20William%20Sound.aspx

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Map Reference: https://www.travelalaska.com/Destinations/Regions/Southcentral/Prince%20William%20Sound.aspx

 

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