Over two years after the BP oil disaster, the environmental group Greenpeace has received more than 300 new images, taken in 2010, of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill showing oil-covered turtles and sperm whales swimming through oil. The images were taken by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Greenpeace had submitted a Freedom of Information Request for images and information related to the BP Gulf of Mexico disaster in 2010. The request finally came through and what was offered was this first batch of files.
The disturbing images, all taken in 2010, show oil-drenched turtles and sperm whales swimming through oil.
more images here
“Oil patches cover a northern rockhopper penguin on March 23, a week after a cargo vessel slammed into Nightingale Island in the South Atlantic, initiating a roughly 1,500-ton of fuel-oil spill, according to the U.K.-based Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.”
» I think this will be a life-long conflict, Oil vs. Conservation. On one hand, the effects of oil drilling are devastating, one the other, we are all using fossil fuel based energy to blog about it [and eat our dinners, and get to work/school, and for heaters/fans, and for pretty much anything]. I think we can spend less time hating on oil and more time supporting efforts for renewable energy sources.