the bp oil spill:(]
As we were in class my teacher had brought up a topic that is nationaly known. People have been talking about it for a while and it never occured to me because it really didn't affect me. I never go to beaches but today I realized it affects all of us. The BP oil spil has been going on for 3 weeks now. It occured on the gulf of mexico. It has taken the lives of many sea creatures. This may be the biggest oil spill that the world has ever seen. BP should take responsibility for since it was theirs to begin with. However the world wants to stop this as soon as possible. The oil spill isn't really a apill it more of a bursting leak. This leak is still spilling into the ocean.I have researched this online and found an interesting website, http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/o/oil_spill..., and I've found an article on the Gulf of Mexico.
"Birds: 820 have been collected, with 298 of these visibly oiled. 597 birds were dead; 223 were captured alive. 28 have been released.Sea Turtles: 289 have been collected; 243 were dead; 46 were alive.Mammals, Including Dolphins: 33 have been collected in the spill zone; 31 of those were dead. Determination whether oil was the cause of death is pending for 30 dolphins."
The quote I chose here is basically saying how animals and the envoirnment has been affected by this tragedy. there were a lot of losses. A lot of animals have died there. Considering the under water sea life, they are most likely harmed of dead from the oil spill.