I’m mad about the oil spill
and the damages it will bring
I’m mad because right now
I can do nothing
I watch the oil gush
with no end in site
I fear for the wildlife,
the ocean and marine animals plight
Time will soon tell
of the destruction on land
Time has been far too long
to prevent the situation at hand
Here comes the oil
covering land, fowl and sea
Here comes the oil
looking at me.
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May 26 is the last day to vote for this year’s Ocean Heroes. Cast your vote now at www.oceana.org!
Gill nets are known to trap sea turtles along with other fish. Unfortunately, the sea turtles will die from this entrapment. Therefore, new rules have been agreed upon to protect the endangered sea turtles on the North Carolina coast. The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital filed a lawsuit in February and has finally been heard! These new rules regulate the size and type of gill nets and the time frame they can be used.
Not sure which fish are safe to eat?
Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch guides help you determine which fish are okay to eat and which species are overfished (need to avoid these!). This also tells you about the mercury levels and other health risks with certain fish.
Choose your region below, print it out and stick it in your wallet! There’s even an iPhone app to get seafood recommendations.
Here’s what you can do to help respond to the Gulf oil spill, whether you are in the Gulf region or not:
What you can do on the ground in the Gulf:
- Register through OilSpillVolunteers.com to volunteer or join a cleanup organization.
- The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) is accepting volunteers. Register on their website.
- The Mobile Baykeeper is asking for volunteers. Call 251-433-4229.
- The Audubon Society is looking for help. You can report oiled wildlife at 1-866-557-1401. To report areas with oil ashore or to leave contact information to volunteer in the affected areas, call 1-866-448-5816.
- The BP Volunteer Hotline has set up numbers if you need to report injured wildlife or damage related to the spill. You can also request volunteer information at 866-448-5816.
What you can do from anywhere:
- Sign the petition: Tell President Obama and Congress to stop new offshore drilling.
- Become an Oceana Oil Activist and find out about volunteer opportunities in your area.
- Donate today to help us make sure another catastrophe like this doesn’t happen again.
- Follow us on our blog, Facebook and Twitter and help spread the word.
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