Last week, AP photographer Charlie Riedel published disturbing photographs of oil-soaked birds suffering in the wake of the BP disaster on the Gulf Coast.
The images quickly spread, appearing on the front pages of newspapers around the country. But as the oil keeps gushing, the devastation to Gulf wildlife continues to spread. As of yesterday, 874 animals (birds, sea turtles, other mammals, and reptiles) had been collected dead in the affected area. Another 466 had been collected with alive, but visibly oiled. Some new pictures from the AP, including dead sea turtles, fish, and birds, as well as pelican chicks discolored by oil:
Here is another photo of thousands of dead fish on a beach in Mississippi.
This is a ThinkProgress repost.