The pictures BP doesnt want you to see: Round 2.

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.

15 Responses to The pictures BP doesnt want you to see: Round 2.

  1. prokaryote says:

    Oil Spill Birds Cooked Alive: Spill Will ‘Cook The Birds’ (VIDEO)

  2. sod says:

    BP had absolutely no response plan. this is the best sum up, that i have seen so far:

    n the spill scenarios detailed in the documents, fish, marine mammals and birds escape serious harm; beaches remain pristine; water quality is only a temporary problem. And those are the projections for a leak about 10 times worse than what has been calculated for the ongoing disaster.

    There are other wildly false assumptions in the documents. BP’s proposed method to calculate spill volume judging by the darkness of the oil sheen is way off. The internationally accepted formula would produce estimates 100 times higher.

    The Gulf’s loop current, which is projected to help eventually send oil hundreds of miles around Florida’s southern tip and up the Atlantic coast, isn’t mentioned in either plan.

    The website listed for Marine Spill Response Corp. — one of two firms that BP relies on for equipment to clean a spill — links to a defunct Japanese-language page.

    shocking to read.

  3. prokaryote says:

    BP’s Prophetic 1999 Advertisement [UPDATE]

    [JR: Fake ad. Funny, tho.]

  4. prokaryote says:

    Sod, the plan of the drillers is to use dispersants – to have oil spills sink to the deep sea. This time the amount of oil is so big that not even the neurotoxic chemicals can prevent oil getting ashore. Plus they are so desperate to use so large amounts of COREXIT that is has become dangerous for every living thing.

  5. Andy says:

    The dead fish in the NY times photo link are menhaden which produce the greatest commercial catch by tonnage from the Gulf. Normally I’d say those were photos of a menhaden “spill”. An all too common occurrence where either a boat’s nets are so full the fish spill out and wash up on the beach (menhaden die very quickly once they’re netted); or when a menhaden boat realizes they’ve netted a bunch of dolphins, redfish, or other non-commercial species and so purposefully “spill” their nets.

    At any rate, even low levels of toxic compounds in the water would cause the sensitive menhaden to become floaters. Which is probably what happened here as I believe the area is closed to commercial fishing.

    They’re are probably billions of these little guys dead out in the Gulf unseen.

  6. prokaryote says:

    Super Mario: BP Oil Spill Edition

  7. prokaryote says:

    Surface area required to power the whole world by solar power

  8. From Peru says:


  9. prokaryote says:

    How Much Oil Has Leaked?

    CBSNewsOnline — June 09, 2010 — Despite mounting evidence to the contrary, British Petroleum has consistently denied reports of massive underwater oil plumes in the Gulf of Mexico. Sharyl Attkisson investigates.

  10. Dan B says:

    prokaryote @8.

    Great visual of the miniscule landmass required to power the world with solar panels.

    Has anyone yet proposed floating offshore solar PV – or any other generating format?