7 Animals Endangered by the Gulf Oil Spill


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Just a mere ten days after the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Planet Earth has taken yet another hit thanks to the recent BP oil spill.

Though it’s still unclear just how badly wildlife along the coast has been affected, what is certain is that the timing for this disaster could not have been worse. This is peak spawning and nesting season for many species of birds, fish, turtles and other marine mammals and many of these creatures have just prepared their breeding and nesting areas right near the affected coastal areas.

Following are 7 of the beautiful, majestic creatures facing possible extinction due to the oil spill.