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A look at things to come?
Posted by: AlphaDog
Date: May 27, 2010 08:51PM
Nuka, a sea otter that was rescued from Valdez, had to be euthanized today. She was 21 years old and suffered from lifelong health problems, most attributed to having been coated in oil.

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Re: A look at things to come?
Posted by: GGD
Date: May 27, 2010 09:01PM
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At 21, Nuka lived long past the average age of a female otter.
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Re: A look at things to come?
Posted by: AlphaDog
Date: May 27, 2010 09:05PM
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At 21, Nuka lived long past the average age of a female otter.

"She didn't have to compete for food or face predators, and biologists say she never would have survived in the wild."
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Re: A look at things to come?
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: May 27, 2010 10:11PM
Rest assured, BP's ready to protect the seals, otters, and walruses in the Gulf of Mexico. It's in their plan.

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Louisiana walruses? Seals swimming along the Gulf Coast?

These creatures normally live in the Arctic Ocean, not the Gulf of Mexico, but they’re listed as “sensitive biological resources” that could be affected by an oil spill in the area in a document filed by BP last June with the U.S. Minerals Management Service. More than a month after BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig blew out and sank on April 20, the British oil giant’s regional spill response plan drew some severe criticism from the watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.

One problem with BP’s nearly 600-page spill response plan? “It was utterly useless in the event of a spill,” Jeff Ruch, PEER’s executive director, said by telephone. His group, which acts as a kind of safe haven for government whistle-blowers, detailed what it called “outright inanities” in BP’s filing and the government’s approval of it.

PEER noted BP’s plan referred to “sea lions, seals, sea otters (and) walruses” as wildlife that might be affected in the Gulf of Mexico, and suggested this reference was taken from a previous plan for Arctic exploratory drilling, where these animals could be affected.

The BP plan lists a Japanese shopping and search website as a link to one of its “primary equipment providers” for rapid deployment in the event of a spill in the Gulf of Mexico. And it directs its media spokespeople never to make “promises that property, ecology or anything else will be restored to normal.”
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Re: A look at things to come?
Posted by: kap
Date: May 27, 2010 11:14PM
No matter what the end result will be American tax payers will have to bail BP out if we are to save our (not theirs in the first place) Gulf of Mexico. And I suspect that BP and its affiliates have incorporated that back-up plan in their emergency plan already.



SoCal for now.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/27/2010 11:14PM by kap.
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Re: A look at things to come?
Posted by: vision63
Date: May 28, 2010 03:04AM
Aww. Poor Nuka.
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Re: A look at things to come?
Posted by: flareslow
Date: May 28, 2010 09:00AM
Nuka probably had a better PR agent than all those nutria in the Louisiana marshes.
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