The Gulf Restoration Network is worried the oil spill that could push ashore as early as this weekend is a “worst-case scenario” for the environment.
Biologists with USM’s Gulf Coast Research Lab took samples Thursday so they will have something to compare as the spill moves closer. The Audubon Society and the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies were lining up workers and volunteers willing to be trained to handle oil-related animal injuries.
“This thing is as big as Jamaica and we have enough booms to really protect maybe one reserve,” said Aaron Viles with the Gulf Restoration Network. “This is darn-near close to a worst-case scenario.”
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