tags: Gulf Oil Spill Still Affects Millions of Birds, birds, science, environment, Audubon Society, USFWS, US Fish and Wildlife Service, oil spill, BP, gulf of Mexico, Louisiana, ecology, streaming video
This video discusses how the Gulf of Mexico oil spill continues to claim the lives of unknown numbers of birds. Birds are being coated with oil, which makes it difficult or impossible for them to fly or to maintain their body temperature. Birds are also poisoned by ingesting oil, the dispersants or both, when they forage or groom their plumage. Oil and the dispersant chemicals damage to their kidneys and liver as well as other internal organs, sickening and killing the birds.