‘Hundreds of thousands of birds killed by BP oil’

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This video from the USA is called Gulf Oil Spill Birds – Don’t Let Kids Watch.

From The Lens in New Orleans, USA:

Scientists fear BP blowout killed far more birds than officially reported

By Bob Marshall, Staff writer

April 15, 2014 2:43pm

Almost from the start, wildlife advocates described the Deepwater Horizon oil spill as a war on the Gulf ecosystem. Few quibbled with that analogy as a record 210 million gallons spewed into the Gulf just 50 miles from one of the world’s most productive coastal estuaries.

Yet four years later, wildlife workers, especially those concerned about birds, are skeptical of one metric commonly used to assess wars of any kind: the official body count.

For example, the official count of brown pelicans killed by BP’s oil stands at 577, which doesn’t seem like a big hit on a population estimated in the neighborhood of 85,000…

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