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Wed, Jun 9 | By Kris O'Donnell | 12

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Birds Find Refuge After Gulf Oil Spill
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Denise L.
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Denise L.
4 years ago

This incident is extremely heartbreaking, no matter how you look at it. Time to move on to green technology!

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Momba
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Momba
4 years ago

This never should have happened. Big companies are so busy making money they don't care about safety features. The men that were killed in the "accident" and the animal lives that are affected, and the human jobs that are gone - this is too much! We need to learn from this.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

kaytee you are so right. i don't stick my head in the sand but i only needed to see it once

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

and lots are headig back where they were found

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

and now th oil is comming up in florida

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gina h.
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gina h.
4 years ago

I really do hope that these birds survive. The stats that I've read are completely different. I read that only 1 percent survive due to the fact that a birds natural instinct is try to clean the oil from their feathers and they ingest the oil. They end up dying from, I believe is was, kidney and liver damage. Hope it's not true in this case.

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Tessa
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Tessa
4 years ago

Well 11 birds is a start...but all the ones that haven't made it and the ones that continue to be affected and will be in the future by the ongoing spill...how overwhelmingly tragic.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

it is now 5 days since they posted this article and look how the numbers have risen

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
4 years ago

The condition of the birds that I keep seeing on TV is simply disgusting. It is good that there are dedicated people out there willing to help them (give them baths and later release them), but until ALL the oil is retrieved, more birds--and even the same birds--will get covered in oil.

I don't think anyone can accurately predict the extent of the "damage" at this time, and we won't know for years/decades.

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Kaytee
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Kaytee
4 years ago

I agree Michele, it is so hard to watch the news and to see the birds covered in oil.Today on the news they were showing the birds eggs just sitting in the oil.It is just too sad.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

that is so true mz. they keep releasing and they go back to the same area and get oiled again. i wonder if they are banding them so they can tell how many redos they get

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