Hey, wanna see the live feed of the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexcio? Go here.
This oil spill is now larger than the Exxon Valdez spill a while back. It's terrible. A whole eco system will be destroyed because of this. I just read this, and it broke my heart.
The total number of sea turtles verified from April 30 to May 25 within the designated spill area is 223. The 223 includes three entirely oiled sea turtles that were captured alive during dedicated on-water surveys last week: two small Kemp's Ridley and a larger sub-adult Loggerhead turtle. They were taken to the Audubon Aquarium where they are undergoing de-oiling and care and are doing well. In addition, 207 dead and 13 live stranded turtles (of which three subsequently died in rehab) have been verified. None of the dead or alive stranded turtles have had visible evidence of external oil.
From April 30 to May 25, there have been 22 dead dolphins verified within the designated spill area. The dolphin collected on May 24 is being evaluated. The other 21 dolphins have had no visible evidence of external oil.
Can't they just shout off the flow to the pipe or something? I know I don't fully understand the whole process, but good gravy. This is one oil spill where the effects will last a very long time. Maybe we should start taking a more serious look at alternative fuels.
To read more, you can go here, or google BP Oil Spill
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