EXXON VALDEZ PHOTOS: 20 Years On, Spilled Oil Remains

PHOTOS: Exxon Valdez Oil Still Damaging Environment
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In its first toxic sweep, the Exxon Valdez oil spill killed about 250,000 seabirds (above, one of the oil-covered birds in 1989), 4,000 sea otters, 250 bald eagles, and more than 20 killer whales, according to the conservation group WWF.

Many of these species have not recovered and are still exposed to the more than 21,000 gallons (79,500 liters) of Exxon Valdez oil that still remain on the shores, experts said in March 2009.

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