Oil spills are very harmful for animals and can cause death if they are not treated on time. The Exxon Valdez oil spill spilled on otters, ducks, water birds, and many more animals. When the animals got oil on them, they turned black!
The otters had to be taken with the rescue team to be cleaned thoroughly by vets so they won't die. It took a long time to take all the oil out of the otters' skin.
Adults discussed the lessons learned from this incident, and told kids to always be kind to the environment and taught them how to care for animals.