Future uncertain

06 August 2010 | Audio

Three months after the Deepwater Horizon oil platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, leaking hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil into the ocean, Carl Gustaf Lundin, Head of IUCN's Global Marine Programme, gives his assessment of the impacts on the marine environment. He says there is much uncertainty about the long term effects on marine ecosystems which were already threatened by human activity before the spill occurred.