For those not in the know, on April 20th an explosion and fire led to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig capsizing about 40 miles from the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico. The sunken rig is approximately 5000 feet below sea level.
Officials have said the blowout is spewing about 200,000 gallons of oil a day into the Gulf.
On Thursday, April 29th, the oil slick began washing up on the shores of the most productive fish and wildlife habitat in the lower 48 states and is not expected to cease for months.
The area affected by the oil harvests more redfish, spotted sea-trout, tuna, wahoo,shrimp, and other fish species than any of the other lower 48 states. Also the area is home to 70% of the migratory waterfowl during the winter.
Hopefully the spill stops soon and clean up is rapid. Our prayers go out to all involved