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Posted by Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 7 June 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

These are not my photos, but are something everyone needs to see, in my opinion. I hope by sharing where the photos came from, that I am allowed to share them. Cry with us as we mourn this tragedy!

"June 3: A brown pelican, spotted on the Louisiana coast, at East Grand Terre Island. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon poses a severe hazard to area wildlife."

"May 23: A dead, oil-covered dolphin lies on the ground in Venice, La. U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials spotted the dolphin on May 22 during a fly-over of the southwest area of the Mississippi River.
Source: AP/Plaquemines Parish Government"

You can see more at this Fox News site.

I support Viewfinder aka Glenn in his appeal for the pelicans and all shore creatures of Louisiana and the Gulf coast.

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


* Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ... <)))><
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Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Judy I am sick with grief over this whole thing. I am angry with BP and lax federal regulatory agencies which approve fiction presented on drilling permits. I am heartbroken over the realities these images barely touch, in terms of scope. Our Gulf is painfully dying around us, and BP is still raking in profits. And they are putting us through this pretense of containment, now gambling all on the two new wells they are drilling being on-target enough to stop the flow (in August at the soonest, they say). It's a horror, a horror. Some may recoil, but thank you for posting these photos here for people far and wide to see what BP has done. How long, O Lord, how long until justice is done?

7 Jun 2010 11:00am

@Viewfinder: I don't know what to write, Glenn ... it makes me sick. I'm fighting a horribly elevated BP situation and this isn't helping one bit. I need to turn this over to God, while continuing my prayers. I'm too 'small' to fix it on my own, but I ache to my core.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Truly shocking pictures Judy! Just some of the many that are on the news daily! It's time for citizens of the world to hold our politicians and big business to account! ;-)

7 Jun 2010 11:34am

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you, Eric; this whole scenario is sickening.

Barbara from Florida, United States

This is reality as it is in the Gulf of Mexico. A grotesque site of only two but there are many more.
Hearing the campaign ads of the BP CEO to make him appear sensitive to the destruction, and showing clean white coveralls of those picking up oil globs, I don't see him showing images like these.
Emotional to see this.

7 Jun 2010 2:32pm

@Barbara: You are so right ... this doesn't even scratch the surface of the suffering animals.

Mhelene from Paris, France

I saw pictures at news TV yesterday ! It is sad and revolting! In Brittany we had catastrophic oil spills and thousands of birds, fishes died ,particularly the Amoco Cadiz (very large crude carrier) that split in two after running aground on Portsall Rocks, three miles (5 km) off the coast of Brittany (France), on 16 March 1978, resulting at that time in the largest oil spill ever, currently the fifth-largest in history !

7 Jun 2010 2:32pm

@Mhelene: Thank you, Marie, and I'm sad - yet happy at the same time, to learn that the horrible news is being shown in your part of the world. It is just as sad that I don't' remember the horror in Brittany over the awful oil spill there. From your comment, I receive a bit of hope...

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States


7 Jun 2010 3:45pm

@MontereyJohn: Agreed!

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

I am running a set of coastal shots , to show you that no matter how grim things look at the moment,Nature will battle through.After the Sea Empress disaster in 1996,we were in despair for the ecology of our coastline,it took a long time,but things are nearly back to normal now...When will these large corporations and conglomerates be brought to book,and made to pay,not with cash,of which they have an abundance,but with their freedom,for what they do in pursuit of profit,is nothing short of criminal.

7 Jun 2010 3:52pm

@Jeff: Thank you, Jeff, and with your comment I receive a bit of hope. When will the large corporations and conglomerates learn that the almighty $$$ is not KING? Only time and history will tell.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Hard to look at, but as I said when I posted one, everyone should see the truth of the suffering of God's creatures! This is all heartbreaking. How can anyone see this and not weep?!
BTW - thanks for adding my blog to your watch.

7 Jun 2010 4:22pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you, Barbara, for posting yours, and giving me the courage to post another of these horrible images. It is just barely a scratch on the surface of the catastrophe.

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Hard to look at the pelican, so tragic and sad. hopefully the politicians will stop arguing and do something instead of all talk.

7 Jun 2010 7:31pm

@Phil David Alexander Morris: Thank you so much for your meaningful comment. Talk is so cheap - action reigns.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

A shocking and revolting reality- Thank you for posting, and I hope for a brighter light at the end of this very dark tunnel soon.....

7 Jun 2010 11:01pm

@Tracy: Thanks, Tracy, for your comment. I really hate the reality of this, but ...

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Thanks for sharing Judy and I hope for a cleaner environment and energy program!!

8 Jun 2010 3:18am

@Scott F. Schilling: Thanks, Scott. I too, am praying for that. The old pendulum has to swing way off kilter before anything gets accomplished.

Cheished Keepsake Photography from Chapmanville, United States

these are amazing and heart breaking to see.. thanks for sharing these.

9 Jun 2010 2:36am

@Cheished Keepsake Photography: Running behind ... thanks for your comments on today's and yesterday's images.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Thank you for sharing this true and horrid example of BP's greed and disregard for life in the environment in which we all live. Keep it up. In Solidarity, I support you.

9 Jun 2010 4:35pm

@LauraS: Thanks again, Laura ... we're happy to have your support!

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Horrific site! :(

9 Jun 2010 8:50pm

@Magda: So true!

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

We should clean up now and not wait for BP's decision on how to clean it up because obviously they're not doing it!

10 Jun 2010 1:33am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

I am so glad you posted these shots it sure is a disaster that should never have happened and was only possible due to mans greed, BP and the government not true there is nothing we can do as individuals, if we all take little steps to reduce the use of the products, such as walking to the local shop rather than driving, turning off lights and electronic equipment when not being used, reduce the amount of plastic bags we use, they all help in a little bit and if more people do this as a daily habit it can make a huge impact need to put far more effort into stopping the flow of oil and cleaning up this mess before more damage is done, it will take years to recover from this mess, thats if we can ever fully recover

and I think it highlights that we all need to do our little bit to protect the planet and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and limited resources, its

16 Jun 2010 12:01pm

@JJ: Thank you so much for your comment, JJ. I'm spent and dealing w/some health issues, so my words fail me.
I agree on all your suggestions for reduction of products and services. Each of us must take part! Bless you.