There Will Be Blood

After the unsettling news of the BP oil rig explosion and the 11 missing workers last week, the situation in the Gulf of Mexico has only worsened. Robots are currently working 5,000 feet underwater to attempt to seal the leaks, which had been spewing out 42,000 gallons of oil a day since it exploded last week. As pictured above from the NY Times, the sheen of the oil spill can be seen in the Gulf of Mexico - reportedly the spill now has a 600 mile circumference. Three sperm whales were spotted near the spill and one can only imagine all the marine wildlife that are negatively affected because of the accident.

Read about the ongoing efforts to seal the leak and the accident's aftermath in the NY Times.