This is a video about Northern gannets nesting.
From Reuters news agency:
Wildlife rescue teams ready for US oil spill victims
01-05-2010 By Steve Gorman, Reuters, UK
LOS ANGELES, May 1 – The first known wildlife casualty of the massive oil spill threatening the U.S. Gulf Coast was a single Northern Gannet seabird, found alive but coated in the toxic grime creeping ashore along Louisiana’s coast.
That bird, recovered offshore on Friday and taken to an emergency rehabilitation center to be cleaned up and nursed back to health, is only the tip of a potential calamity facing the region’s birds, sea turtles and marine mammals.
Besides the rescued Gannet, and several sperm whales seen swimming in and around the oil slick earlier, no “confirmed animal impacts” have been reported, yet, Dr. Michael Ziccardi, a veterinarian overseeing some of the wildlife rescue teams in the region, said in a telephone interview from Houma, Louisiana.
But, he added soberly: “That is not going to stay the same. We are expecting many more (casualties) in the days to come. We hope that number is not catastrophic. We’re … hoping for the best but planning for the worst.”
Ziccardi is director of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network in California, a hub for the world’s leading experts in capturing and caring for oil-soaked sea life.
Fishermen Sign On to Clean Up Oil: here.
USA: During the 2008 election the Republicans, raising their angry voices, were all chanting “Drill Baby Drill” as the solution to America’s energy needs. Now with 200,000 gallons of oil a day pouring into the Gulf the reality of why we need to get away from oil is washing up on our shores: here.
Unanswered Questions on the Spill: here.
BP and Shell ‘not meeting safety standards on North Sea oil rigs’: here.