posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 12:54 AM
The only possible advantage I can think of to this situation is that hopefully we will learn not to be as irresponsible as BP was, and that if this
does happen again, we will have a better idea how to fix it quickly, instead of letting 50k barrels of oil spill into the ocean for 3 months.
I don't think that's quite what you were asking, though. In regards to purely biological effects, I can't see it helping. Some indvidual species
might benefit; for instance, if Species A experiences a population decline due to the spill, and Species B is the natural food of Species A, then
Species B will benefit as it is getting eaten less. However, the ecosystem taken as a whole, I cannot imagine that it's benefitting in any way.