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May 27th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Impact of oil slick on marine life is devastating

(CNN) – We still don't know whether BP's "top kill" operation will be able to cap the gushing oil well at the bottom of the ocean, but it's perfectly clear that vast stretches of the Louisiana coast are covered in heavy crude. Our Rob Marciano went out on a boat for a first-hand look at the impact on sea life and what he saw was devastating.


Filed under: Environment • Gulf Oil Spill
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  1. partrrish

    No, the navy does not have a sub that can go down one mile.
    Only 3,000 feet. And that is the most modern of our subs.

    June 5, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  2. sheri

    the navy does have sonar and that could be used as a warning device to the animals manatees and dolphins that are migrating now ..to keep them away from oil..you are running a commercial now in the nevada market suggesting a sound that only your pets hear .maybe sound would help>>thanks for keeping us informed this is going to effect us all for many many years.

    June 2, 2010 at 5:58 am |
  3. Joe Udvari

    Doesn't the navy have subs that can go a mile deep and could be utilized to stop the spill?

    May 28, 2010 at 7:15 am |
  4. Bruce Sharratt

    Watching the wildlife in distress is absolutly heartbreaking! The oil and gas industry and the government can all except the blame! The human race as a whole has to change our way of living and this disaster should open everybody's eyes! I just can't beleive this is happening, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! Stop the flow of oil and CLEAN UP YOUR MESS! NOW!

    May 27, 2010 at 11:12 am |
  5. mark shipman

    I am a regular am viewer. I am interested in the oil leak story. However, not to the exclusionof everthing else. I have tuned you out 2 days in a row because you are beating it to death. Update me, but give equal billing to political and financial news too.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:41 am |
  6. jULIE

    This is a world wide disaster, not only for the gulf but for all of mankind.
    Why do they not offer other countries to assist in cleaning it up? This oil has to be worth something. The efforts even Canada do to suck oil out of rock and this is massive and free flowing. Ask for assitance.
    We have seen first hand, that gulf drilling is definitely NOT THE ANSWER to addiction in oil.
    The answer to addiction to oil is technology. And, not surpression of it. My brother built engines at Saturn plant over 20 years ago, that ran 500 miles on 1 gallon of gasoline. He stated that the gasoline guzzling engine had been obsolete over 75 years. They built many more efficent engines, but scrapped and shelved the technology. Why? One engine that worked on magnets was said to be so efficent that no parts or oil needed to run it. The higher ups stated to him, that they make most of their money on repair parts. He is retired, now. Interview people like him. Find out why technology is being surpressed, because of influence of big oil and the basis of money surrounding it all.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:25 am |
  7. John Igoe

    It's all well and good to say "let the military handle it" but what expertise do they have in any of this? I see where they are suggesting the military could be used for clean up duties. I have what I think is a much better idea for the clean up. Contact the Louisiana Employment Commission and get the names and addresses of local unemployed citizens and offer them temporary jobs in the clean up effort. People will be gainfully employed, the unemployment checks will be reduced for some period of time, and the environment will improve

    May 27, 2010 at 9:08 am |
  8. Felicia

    Pleas boycott BP and Castrol products for the summer!!

    May 27, 2010 at 7:54 am |