Saturday, May 08, 2010

Death toll begins in the Gulf of Mexico

BP's oil slick is now larger than Maryland. Small for a state maybe, but pretty damn large for a disaster area and the devastation is just beginning. Already rare sea creatures and endangered birds are dying or being found covered with oil. Dolphins are being seen coughing as they emerge from within the slick and sharks are swimming in weird patterns. And sea turtles are washing up dead on the beaches. Wonder if this little guy is going to make it.



The next casualty will be the Gulf Coast fishing industry. Officials have reportedly "shut down additional fishing grounds." Have a bad feeling this was be the last time they do that. Just heartbreaking.

[More posts daily at The Detroit News]

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2 Comments:

Blogger Amber K said...

This is just heartbreaking. Thanks for the link.

8:22:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

It's breaking my heart too.

10:35:00 AM  

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