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May 28th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Is BP hiding wildlife deaths?

(CNN) – Volunteers and environmental experts are working around-the-clock to protect as much of the wildlife as they can across the Gulf Coast region. So, just how many animals have already died in the 39 days since the spill started? Our Rob Marciano tried to find out, but with BP calling the shots, it's a question even the feds are having trouble answering.

Filed under: Environment • Gulf Oil Spill
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  1. LJ

    Keep in mind that the information that the public wants is not any different from wanting information about a murder or other crime. We often want to know all the information about crimes that affect the place where we live, because we are afraid for our safety. However if the scientists and other people collecting data constantly share the evidence with the media, that may ultimately affect the investigation of the crime. So from that perspective, we need to be careful about our demands for information from the people who are working hard to collect the evidence, because that affects their ability to demonstrate objectivity and to ultimately defend their findings later on. However, if the criminal is covering up evidence....

    June 7, 2010 at 6:17 pm |
  2. Steven

    I cannot believe no one has done anything about this. I do not care who has been working 24 hours a day on this, it hasn't stopped yet! If BP lacks this much control on their equipment, then they are truly among the most incompetent and irresponsible entities in existance.

    May 29, 2010 at 11:12 pm |
  3. Smith in Oregon

    Sadly, many of the creatures living in the Gulf of Mexico that die directly as a result of exposure to the toxic Petrol Chemicals in the heavy crude Oil gushing into the Gulf and the 1 Million gallons of toxic dispersant will more than likely sink beneath the surface rather than wash up on the beaches.

    Indirectly millions of sea-life which lays their eggs on the ocean's floor will die out also and their progeny will be largely missing for decades as the toxic conditions on the sea floor will kill the egg clusters for many years.

    Meanwhile, corrupt commercial seafood sellers will be pushing contaiminated seafood to any country or consumer that they can get away with moving it.

    Stomach and Colon cancers will spike making this disaster a windfall for the starving health industry whose MD's are struggling to quickly make-up for the losses in their 401K's and stock investments when the world's economy and much of the stock market tanked two years ago.

    Pet's and animals in America and around the world are also likely to become victims that routinely are fed ground-up sea-food and highly likely to receive the bulk of the toxic contaminated fish and seafood harvested in the Republican Plume of Doom region across the Gulf of Mexico.

    May 29, 2010 at 4:18 am |
  4. ronvan

    AW GEE FOLKS: Do you really think BP would LIE to us? Lets see.
    So far they said "lied" that only 5000 barrels of oil were leaking out daily. They "refused" to allow us to look at the oil leak, that they were watching from the beginning, knowing full well that "experts" would be able to tell it was more than 5000 barrels! Failure after failure to stop the leak, but "we are getting there"! Then the "top kill"!? Looks good, oil changing to mud, BUT then we find out that BP stopped this effort, for 16hrs., and NO ONE knew about it! NOW we hear that the "junk shot" has been done and the mud has started to flow again. PEOPLE, my question is, how come the video of the leak, NEVER CHANGED? If they stopped pumping mud then why does the video continue to show mud coming out? Have they taken control of the video and is what's being televised actually what is going on!? So why would we be surprised that BP has taken over control of animals that have died or are injured by THEIR spill? IF BP told ME that the oil leak has been stopped, after all their misrepresentation, lies, etc., I would want MY OWN equipment to go down and take a look!

    May 28, 2010 at 10:31 am |
  5. michael

    If we collect 99% of the oil being spilled – then bp can take time to kill the well.

    asap strart to build a "oil collection ring" flotation miles in diameter which has large booms with deep aprons that zipper together as they extend below the surface (this happens physically as aprons on modules are zipped) and capture the rising oil leak – which is continually pumped into tankers/barges – circumvent first ring with a second and so on as needed.

    Do not use any dispersant – pump out water seperation from collected oil.

    May 28, 2010 at 8:49 am |