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How gulf animals are faring after the BP oil spill

Four years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster dumped millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and days after BP announced the end to “active cleanup” on Louisiana’s coast, a National Wildlife Federation report says many gulf creatures are still feeling effects of the oil and the dispersants used to break it up. Read related article.

Sources: National Wildlife Federation, NOAA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, USGS, Smithsonian, University of California at Berkeley, National Institutes of Health, American Cetacean Society, World Wildlife Fund. Graphic: The Washington Post. Published April 22, 2014.