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Staff and volunteers work to clean oil off a brown pelican at the International Bird Rescue center in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States, May 22, 2015

'In the immediate aftermath of an oil disaster, the effects on fish, sea birds, and other marine animals are often very visible.' Image: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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A harbor seal pup rescued at Refugio Beach oil spill. (June 2015 - Refugio Beach, California) Image: USFWS

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Oil can affect marine animals throughout their lifecycle. Image: Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium

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The Deepwater Horizon disaster was the biggest oil spill to affect US waters Image: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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