A look back 25 years later at the Exxon Valdez spill

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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2009 file photo, the tug Pathfinder is surrounded by a spill containment boom, in Prince William Sound, Alaska. It is the left of the two boats at the bottom right of photo. The Pathfinder, a 136-foot tug scouting for ice along Prince William Sound's oil shipping lanes near Valdez, Alaska, grounded on Bligh Reef. Something is holding down the herring population of Alaska's Prince William Sound. Marine scientists are tailing a possible suspect: humpback whales. Humpbacks are thriving in the waters fouled 21 years ago by the Exxon Valdez oil spill. At the time, the herring population crashed, but should have rebounded by now. Nearly 25 years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill off the coast of Alaska, some damage heals, some effects linger in Prince William Sound. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Marc Lester, File) FRONTIERSMAN OUT