An introduction to Oceanography
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Oil Trap

Many Species living in the Ocean depend on having clean water that they have adapted to in order to survive; changes to an animal’s environment can be deadly. With this in mind, this page can teach you about clean water and oil, show you the impact of oil on the environment, and teach you to test potential methods of cleaning oil our of our seas and oceans.


If you would like a real insight into how oil can really affect the environment, watch the video below for an insight into how much it can impact the environment, and damage marine ecosystems.

Try this quiz to test and improve you knowledge about clean water and oil, and some methods of cleaning water so it is free of pollutants.


Finally, you can try cleaning oil on your own! Just follow the steps below for your own chance to clean oil our of water, and form your own theory about what the best methods are.