The dead animal tally

The oil spill is taking its toll on the Gulf of Mexico, but it’s also taking its toll on the animals that live there. How many animals, exactly?

The Daily Dead Wildlife Tally has a running total. The numbers are presented without commentary and are divided into birds, turtles, and mammals (with a picture of a dolphin in the background). I can’t help but notice that mammals are least likely to survive the oil. Is there a reason for this? I don’t know, but I suspect that it’s easier to find the birds and turtles than it is to find the mammals, particularly the dolphins.

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