Mexico at a rate of at least 200,000 gallons a day since an offshore drill exploded — 5 mai 2010 — Oil has been flowing into the Gulf of Mexico at a rate of at least 200,000 gallons a day since an offshore drilling rig exploded last month and killed 11 people. On Wednesday, workers loaded a 100-ton, concrete-and-steel box the size of a four-story building onto a boat and hope to lower it to the bottom of the sea by week's end to capture some of the oil. Crews also set fires at the worst spots on the surface Wednesday to burn off oil.The whole planet ,especially ,giant industrial countries must do the necessary for helping AMERICAN GOV. because "AMERICA"or U.S.A ..TAKES PART FOR HELPING THE WORLD when a sudden catastroph happened everywhere in the WORLD , such as " earthquakes , volcanoes.....and so on. This is an urgent event.
Scientists say bacteria, plankton and other tiny, bottom-feeding creatures will consume oil, and will then be eaten by small fish, crabs and shrimp. They, in turn, will be eaten by bigger fish, such as red snapper, and marine mammals like dolphins.
The petroleum substances that concentrate in the sea creatures could kill them or render them unsafe for eating, scientists say.