Black Tide

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Black Tide

  • 1979 ----- color ----- 58 min ----- 16mm
  • (Nova series) The rustic beauty of France's Brittany coast was devastated by the worst oil spill in history on March 16, 1978, when the tanker Amoco Cadiz, carrying 68 million gallons of crude oil, lost her steering and was impaled on rocks in stormy seas. Brittany's industry, tourist trade and seaweed chemical business will be crippled for at least a decade. No one knows how long it will take for the coast's delicately balanced ecology to recover.
  • Topics: (Environmental Studies, Transportation, Marine Biology)