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The news from the gulf seems to get worse with every passing day. Today alone, came word that two cleanup workers have died and that BP's oil containment cap had to be removed following a malfunction.

Wednesday's deaths mean that 13 people have now died in connection with the Deepwater Horizon accident. Animals, however, are faring even worse.

Here are the latest figures from the Deepwater Horizon Response:
  • Dead birds: 1,024
  • Dead sea turtles: 407
  • Dead mammals: 47
With oil once again flowing freely into the gulf, those bleak numbers are certain to continue rising.
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Sherrie

Institute for Marine Mammal Studies is in need of help for turtles and dolphins

June 24 2010 at 8:10 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Travis John

I say that whoever can should move as far away from the coast as possible and start anew on higher ground! The potential health risks involved with the oil
spill aren't worth the trouble. I dread even the thought of what will unfold
on land if a hurricane storm surge strikes! It would be catastrophic for the
environment!

June 24 2010 at 12:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
beachnicks

Those responsible for the spill should go to jail. Living in the FL Keys,I know
the natual beauty that exists. God help us if the oil reaches here.

June 24 2010 at 10:02 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
jthinfl

Let us get the BP executives out there and make them clean up their mess. Oh I forgot they are too busy attending Yacht races and trying to restore normalcy to their lives

June 23 2010 at 9:59 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
sheldend

This disaster just keeps getting worse and worse yet all I hear is let's get back to drilling. We can't cap this spill why should we trust these guys with more rigs?

June 23 2010 at 9:50 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
TRIMELOCONSTRUCT

Bp doesnt give a hoot about our gulf coast and the damage it has caused, only thing they care about is the money they are loosing.just like we dont care about destroying the iraqi and afgahn landscape with our unjust wars.We live on a ball, get it? What goes around comes around.Bp doesnt know how to stop the leak,if they did they would of done it by now. Life began in the ocean,if this leak continues,the end of life may very well have begun there as well.

June 23 2010 at 8:54 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
terriberry1

These figures on the deaths of the animals are probably inaccurate, as some of the animals that are dead are sinking to the bottom of the ocean and cannot be counted. Also, the controlled burning of the oil is killing the animals with fire and they can't be counted in the death toll as well. This is an environmental attack and we need to stop this oil gusher with whatever resources we have!

June 23 2010 at 7:08 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
Ruffie

13 people have died as a result of the oil spill??????
Come on, there is no need to make this worse than is. One of the people you are referring to died as a result of a accident in his pool. How can that be a result of the oil spill?

June 23 2010 at 5:51 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

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