20 Apr '11, 3pm

6,500+ birds, 1,100+ sea turtles and 100 mammals (mostly dolphins) were found in the #oilspill disaster zone

Unbalanced Food Web - The Gulf oil disaster hit at the peak breeding season for many species of fish and wildlife. The oil’s toxicity may have hit egg and larval organisms immediately, diminishing or even wiping out those age classes. Without these generations, population dips and cascading food web effects may become evident in the years ahead. Decreased Fish and Wildlife Populations - Scientists will be watching fluctuations in wildlife populations for years to come. It wasn't until four years after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil disaster that the herring population collapsed. Twenty years later, it is still has not recovered. Decline in Recreation - The Gulf Coast states rely heavily on commercial fishing and outdoor recreation to sustain their local economies. According to NOAA , commercial fisheries brought in $659 million in shellfish and finfish in 2008, and just over 3 ...

Full article: http://www.nwf.org/Oil-Spill/Effects-on-Wildlife.aspx

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nwf.org 20 Apr '11, 6pm

I release and forever discharge and hold harmless National Widlife Federation (NWF), its affliated organizations, agents, ...