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Monday, June 28, 2010

A First-Hand Look at the Gulf Oil Spill

Just got back from the Gulf Coast, where I witnessed first-hand the Gulf oil spill in the part of western Florida that I visit every year. Volunteers are combing Pensacola Beach, trying to collect the oil whenever it washes ashore, which is every few minutes.

I didn't want to get too close, but it was close enough for me. I did not take pictures of the birds and the wildlife dead from being covered in was very gruesome and sad.

Click here to see a slideshow of the oil spill and cleanup efforts at Pensacola Beach, Florida the week of June 21, 2010.

Click here to see a live feed of the oil spewing from the ocean floor, from CBS affiliate WKRG-TV, Mobile, Alabama.