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May 11th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Gulf oil spill threatens wildlife

(CNN) – There's a developing story out of one of the states dealing with the disastrous impact of the BP oil spill. Many animal species are now in jeopardy.

You might think their wings would carry them away from the danger, but rare birds are finding it hard to escape the brown sludge. Wildlife experts in Mississippi are calling the situation "catastrophic." Our Rob Marciano has the report.

Read more: BP execs face hearings on Capitol Hill


Filed under: Environment • Gulf Oil Spill
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  1. Bruce N

    To clean up the spill, use Chicken Feathers! They soak up alot of oil, they float when wet & oily, they are easy to disperse, they are cheap, they are plentiful, they are easy to collect, they require no special training to use and they can be burned with the oil in something like a steam generator.

    May 12, 2010 at 8:23 am |
  2. oil spill - clean up - recomendations

    dome is not necessary and wasting time – oil floats to surface and can be pumped into tankers/barges –

    employ a flotilla of existing tankers/barges starting at epicenter of shaft leak to recover (pump skim off surface oil)

    possible "stop leak" would be explosion deep in old shaft using a missile

    thank you

    Michael Gruters – former faculty physics Princeton late 60'

    p.s. the use of dispersing chemicals make surface removal impossible and poisons the sea – really stupid....

    it is not proposed to use "hair" skimmers, but hoses that submerge and as water/oil mix is pumped into tanker/barge it is replaced by same.
    there are many tankers/barges currently in service to other gulf rigs.
    as the tanker hold fills separated water from the bottom is pumped back.
    there are single super-tankers that can hold the total spill.
    many tankers can be used and return to refineries

    May 12, 2010 at 7:50 am |