the National Wildlife Federation reported Wednesday that six to nine times more sea turtles are turning up dead than usual. Similarly, the 29 stranded dolphins found since the spill began represent two to six times the normal amount. So far, 444 birds and 222 sea turtles have been found dead in the area, according to a recent tally provided by the US Fish and Wildlife Service
A young heron sits stuck amidst oil splattering underneath mangroves on an island affected by oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Barataria Bay on May 23. The island is home to hundreds of herons, brown pelicans, terns, gulls, and roseate spoonbills.
That is so sad.
How on earth is that ever going to be cleaned up?
I feel so sorry for the people affected. Lots of jobs lost and tourism dollars lost in an already hurting area.
Sad indeed. And no apparent end in sight.
Sad but true. No end in sight.
To capping the gusher and no end in sight to Corporatism. Where we let our government turn a blind eye to corporations who buy our congress to turn a blind eye for profit.
But I can't say I'm surprised your thread hasn't gotten much traffic. . . :(
The attitude around here seems to be:
"i's just an accident."
"What's a few dead birds?"
"the world is self healing."
And now that the scope is becoming clear the blame isn't put on BP, but on Obama, environmentalists, and "tree huggers."
Typical CAF right wing spin. . . .