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May 6th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Saving marine wildlife from oil spill

(CNN) – It will be ground zero for oily sea mammals all along the Gulf Coast. One of the country's top marine wildlife rehabilitation center's is bracing for a possible onslaught of injured dolphins, manatees and turtles. Our Rob Marciano got a behind-the-scenes look at the operation.

Read more: Containment dome shipped out to capture leaking oil


Filed under: Environment • Gulf Oil Spill • U.S.
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Smith in Oregon

    With the current Gulf of Mexico heavy crude Oil spill polluting trillions of gallons of sea water and only a small amount is on the surface, the vast majority of aquatic life swimming and living in that toxic mess is going to die and likely sink to the Ocean floor. The fish that dies and floats to the surface however is likely going to kill many birds that die after eating their heavily contaminated flesh.

    May 7, 2010 at 4:29 am |
  2. David Flora

    The oil spill in the Gulf. Your report kinda hit the nail on the head. It ap-
    pears that the agency responsible for overseeing the safety of oil drilling, like so many agencies, was not observing the overseers to
    see that they were doing their job. By now, we should all realize that
    we should reduce the search for MORE OIL, and direct our energies
    TO GET OFF FOSSIL FUELS, and get clean energy ON LINE! Maybe
    we WILL realize when we no longer have a habitable planet! As in-
    dividuals, we should do everything we possibly can to reduce our own
    carbon emissions, ie., recycle, consolidate motor vehicle trips, curtail
    frivolous driving, conserve electricity, and hot water, stop pollution.
    This is the only planet we have...let's take care of it.

    May 6, 2010 at 10:56 am |