"Gulf Oil Spill: How Wildlife Is Still Challenged Four Years Later"

"A report released Tuesday describes ongoing difficulties for sea turtles, bottlenose dolphins, brown pelicans, and other species as a result of the Gulf oil spill in 2010."

"Four years after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill released more than 200 million gallons of crude into the water, a leading environmental organization says the migratory and reproductive cycles of area wildlife have been severely altered and at least one species of sea turtles is close to extinction.

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) report, issued Tuesday, focused on 14 water, air, and land species located in the northern Gulf and affected by the oil spill, using data from independent scientists and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

'Four years later, wildlife in the Gulf are still feeling the impacts of the spill,' Doug Inkley, senior scientist for the NWF, told reporters in a teleconference Tuesday. 'The science is telling us that this is not over.'"

Mark Guarino reports for the Christian Science Monitor April 8, 2014.

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