NASA's View of the Spill from the Deepwater Horizon

I haven’t quite been able to keep up with the status of the oil spills resulting after the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform disaster from this past week.  There were reports that there was a slick, then that there was not, and now it seems that this image from NASA confirms that the slick certainly exists – and its pretty big.  Likewise shifting?  Reports as to whether or not the wells underwater are still leaking oil.  Anyone have a reliable source on that?

UPDATE: Treehugger put together a great timeline of the BP spill event and is updating it on a regular basis to keep pace with the new developments.

At this point we are very concerned for the wildlife at the Delta and Chandeleur Refuges which are at the very outer band of the estuary system.  Also of concern are the birds and wildlife within the Gulf itself and effects to be seen on Gulf State beaches, including Florida.

If you see oiled wildlife, call and report them to 1-866-557-1401.


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