May 5, 2010 7:00 PM

Gulf oil spill puts fragile world in peril

Scientists and environmentalists from Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula to Cape Sable in Florida's Everglades National Park worry that a 3,500-mile Gulf of Mexico coastline that's ringed with rich, diverse habitats where many imperiled birds and animals breed and feed would be at risk in many spots if the oil spill reaches them.

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