AMERICAN ALLIGATOR -- AT RISK FROM THE DEEPWATER OIL SPILL
As you probably already know thousands upon thousands of wildlife are at risk due to the recent oil spill. It does not look good at this point.
The New York Times has an interactive map site for you to view the onslaught of oil headed into natural refuge areas. It's sad to view but one needs to realize the damage that oil can and will do to our valued wildlife. Given that the oil flow will continue for however long, can we be looking at a future wasteland in this coastal area? Thousands of wildlife species and habitat areas perhaps being lost.
Click here to view the interactive map and hit play to view the evolution of the growing oil spill
An additional MSNBC map of species location along the coast is available for viewing here. This is an exceptional map for realizing the wildlife involved. Just hover over the red dots on the map and it will bring up the information.