Oiled Gulf Waters Home to Two New Species of Fish
BP hopes to stop the leak, which has pumped millions of gallons of crude into the Gulf, by August, when relief wells are expected to be completed. But the wildlife death toll continues to mount. About 420 birds harmed by oil have been found on the coasts of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, 190 of which were found dead, and countless others will never be found; millions more will flock to the Gulf during fall migration. Dolphins and sea turtles have perished, and the disaster has impaired critical Atlantic bluefin tuna spawning grounds.