Shocking Images Of The Gulf Oil Spill From Around The Web

When humans hoard resources and something goes wrong this is what happens. A massive amount of crude oil lurks off the gulf coast shores, threatening to hurt our already fragile economy and devastate entire ecosystems.

This is what happens when 5,000 barrels of oil pours into the ocean; ┬áturns out to be a disaster of epic proportions, and if the oil spill hasn’t been contained within the next 50 odd days it goes on to make history, becoming the biggest oil spill in U.S. history after Exxon Valdez.


Rescue and Research team in Fort Jackson treat a Northern Gannet. Source: Reuters


Millions of fish eggs and animals (grouper, red snapper, shrimp, crab, oysters and mussels) are likely to be killed. Source: AP


Initial fire on April 20th, 2010. Picture taken from the U.S. coastguard: Source: Flickr


Aerial Photo taken 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana. Source: Boston Globe


Murky oil mixed into our clean oceans. Source: Boston Globe


Penguins and seagulls gaze. This photo is taken behind a boom line just before the oil spill as it creeps towards the shores of Ship Island. Source: Boston Globe


This is what the oils spill looks like from space. Source: NASA


Obama arrives on the scene. It's too late anyway..


Smoke rises and contaminates our atmosphere. Source: Boston Globe

Bonus Material:

Cost of Oil Spill Cleanup Is Just the Start for BP
The costs are beginning to add up for British Petroleum (BP:NYSE.ADR) as the crude oil spill reaches a crisis point in the Gulf region with no end in sight. In addition to oil spill cleanup costs, pending litigation from the states involved and the federal government is certain to affect BP for decades to come.

Infographic of the Day: The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Will Be Bigger Than Valdez In 40 Days
Very cool infographic with useful stats on the Gulf Oil Spill.

BP says tackling oil spill, to pay legitimate claims
Energy giant BP Plc , its reputation battered by a catastrophic oil spill threatening the U.S. Gulf shore, said on Monday it was working to stem the gushing undersea leak and promised to pay for the cleanup and compensation claims.

Gulf spill unlikely to sour Louisiana on oil
A massive oil spill off the Louisiana coast may boost opposition to offshore drilling and spur calls for tighter federal regulation, but it is unlikely to loosen the southern state’s embrace of big oil companies.

Gulf of Mexico Response

Learning to Love the Sea, Then Torn From It
Where the world runs out of road and into bayou, and all that is left beyond is the Gulf of Mexico, dozens of docked shrimp boats bob in place, restless. They should be out right now, green nets trawling for cash in crustaceans. But here they sit, their dry nets not even catching the air.

Impact of oil spill on US energy policy

7 Comments Shocking Images Of The Gulf Oil Spill From Around The Web

  1. Sharon Perry

    This is just horrible. The lasting results on our fragile ecosystem will be devastating. Drilling offshore is a really bad idea. It just makes one want to cry.

    1. admin

      @Sharon Very horrible, i agree. So horrible that i had to write a post on it. Our poor mother earth, question is how longer can she sustain human abuse.? I shudder to think of the answer..

    1. admin

      Thanks for taking the time to share your views @populist on your podcast. QUOTE: Whenever large corporations exploit someone, it never hurts to thank them. That way, it’s easier to exploit them the next time…

      Energy is a dirty dirty business..

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