Global environmental challenges
Video: Dolphins swimming through crude
In this video blog posted by Regan Nelson, a senior oceans advocate with the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC), dolphins are shown swimming in the murky waters containing chemically-dispersed oil off the Gulf of Mexico.
BP engineers were using undersea robots on Friday to try to stem the continued leak of 5000 barrels of oil a day from the ruptured oil well about a mile underwater.
Wildlife rescue teams were on standby as potential calamity faces the region’s birds, sea turtles and marine mammals.
The BP oil spill is reported to be the latest in a string of environmental insults to the U.S. Gulf Coast, from wetlands eradication to flood control measures that have starved marshes of new sediment deposits.