It's been almost 2 years since BP's oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, eventually leaking more than 200 million gallons of oil and unleashing the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.
According to a recent report that analyzed the spill's true toll on wildlife, its estimated that about 6,000 sea turtles, a staggering 82,000 birds, and 26,000 dolphins and whales were likely harmed by the spill.
The research vessel Odyssey completed its 2011 voyage last summer to the Gulf and successfully biopsied 83 whales including 79 sperm whales. We are currently analyzing all the new data.
With your continued support, we plan to return to the Gulf over the next decade to document what happens there and to continue this critical work. We thank you all for your support!
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