Measuring the Environmental Impact of Gulf Oil Spill

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An oil slick from the sunk Deepwater Horizon drilling platform is seen off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Last week’s vast oil spill just 50 miles into the Gulf of Mexico is already being called one of the most significant oil spills in U.S History; and yesterday, President Obama and the White House made it clear that they have moved clean up efforts to the top of their priority list.  

The spill is moving onshore and posing threats to a wide range of coastal life. For the latest we turn to Dave Cohen, news director for WWL Radio in New Orleans and Chris Reddy, director of the Coastal Ocean Institute at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.