Photo Slideshow: 6 Animals That Could Be Hurt by the Gulf Oil Spill

From seabirds to marine mammals, Gulf wildlife could be affected by the oil for years to come.

05-06-2010 // NW Staff

With a sunken BP oil rig gushing thousands of barrels of oil each day into the Gulf of Mexico, the battered Gulf Coast region—still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina—is bracing for ecological catastrophe. Here are just a few of the ways Gulf wildlife could feel the effects of the spill for months, years or even decades.

 

Read more about how wildlife could suffer from the spill and learn what you can do to help.

 

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