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Oil Spill Causes Death

The oil spill is taking its toll on the region's wildlife: brown pelicans, sea turtles, several species of fish, and now dolphins have been found dead.Sea otters are affected by oil in many ways. Oil spills are one of the many ways killer whales have become endangered.Many people don’t realize all the animals in the ocean that oil spills affect. Plankton, larval fish, and bottom dwelling organisms are strongly affected. Even seaweed, clams, oysters, and mussels can be affected by oil spills. The oil spills can damage the entire food chain in the area.A new poll by the AP today shows that despite the massive oil spill—which may prove one of the largest environmental disasters in Us history—a majority of Americans still approve of increasing coastal drilling. Fifty percent said they approve of increasing coastal drilling efforts, while 38 percent oppose it.steve

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Taken on May 29, 2010