June 10th, 2010
Every day, the chart changes. Creatures are divided into categories, separated by states, grouped by status and numbers, all highlighted with bright colors.
As of Wednesday, 442 oiled birds have been collected alive on the Gulf of Mexico coast, and 109 “visibly oiled” birds have been found dead. The total number of dead birds found is 633. The cause of death for most is still being studied. Some biologists contend, though, that the birds killed by this disaster is likely in the thousands already, because sea birds will dive into waters thick with oil, drown and never be counted.