You can help to lessen the impact of the tragedy, like this:

Cleaning the coastal area where you live.

If live near there, or are passing through and see some wild animal hurt, affected by oil spills, call:

866-557-1401 (BP animal wildlife recovery)

It will be exhausted, dehydrated, or suffering from hypo or hyperthermia. It will need to be ‘stabilized’ before being cleaned.

If you want to help as a volunteer, call:

866-448-58-16 (BP Community Support):

Only two organizations do this work professionally in this country:

TRI-STATE BIRD RESCUE & RESEARCH, has done this since 1976, and you can call 1-800-424-8802, if you find an animal needing assistance or to make a donation, go to


Animals with oil on the body - 1-866-557-1401

Dolphins, manatees and turtles - 504-235-3005

Messages are checked hourly.

If you want to make a donation:

If you want to volunteer with them: 1-866-448-58-16

If you have boat and want to help: 425-745-8017

If you’re in Alabama, the Mobile Baykeeper group is organizing for that, call:

Animals with oil: 1-866-557-1401

Volunteering: 1-866-58-16

Below, a baby manatee. Here, we have dolphins, sea turtles, besides so many species of other marine creatures.

manatee baby2

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