Gulf Spill Exclusive: Shocking Marine Life Destruction and Angry Locals (Slideshow)
Photo by Brian Merchant
After it became clear that the oil wasn't going to stop gushing from the undersea leak anytime soon, TreeHugger sent me to investigate the crisis firsthand. So I traversed the Gulf coast -- from the southernmost point of Louisiana to the furthest parts of Alabama and back again -- to document how the spill was impacting people and wildlife across the spectrum. Here are tragically killed sea life, chemicals that turn oil into jelly, teenage girls standing up to BP, and more, captured in photo and video.