Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico eliminated

From April 20 to July 15, according to official figures about 5 million barrels of oil spilled into the ocean from a well in the seabed after the accident on the rig «Deepwater Horizon», owned by the company «BP». Now that the leak was finally eliminated, the effects of falling into the ocean of oil and natural gas have continued to be assessed by experts. A moratorium on drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf, regardless of the depth of such works. These limits will apply at least until November 30 this year. Despite the fact that the reports of the various research groups over the volumes of oil, located on the bottom of the bay, contradict each other, some restrictions on fishing have already been removed. While «BP» finishes work on elimination of leakage, we offer you a selection of photographs taken in the Gulf of Mexico over the past couple of months.








Waves partially closed ships «Development Driller II» and «Development Driller III», storm relief well at the site of oil spill after the explosion on «Deepwater Horizon» off the coast of Louisiana on July 22. (AP Photo / Gerald Herbert)




Dolphin swims by oil slick after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on July 31. (AP Photo / Gerald Herbert)




Oil fell in Mud Lake from Barataria Bay in the Parish Pleykmayns July 31st. (AP Photo / Gerald Herbert)




Ships help collect and hold oil off the coast of Louisiana on 27 July. Fuzziness in the image caused by the heat from the exhaust. (Chris Graythen / Getty Images)



Harold Kline collects oil in the Bay of Barataria Bay, on the coast of Louisiana, July 31. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)



Tern walking down the beach in search of food at dawn in Grand Isle, Louisiana, August 13. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)



Waitress Geraldine Shouuolter in Grand Isle on July 17. Shouuolter lives on Grand Isle from birth. "It's a real disaster - she says. - This area will long to recover, because we lost a lot of tourists. " (Mario Tama / Getty Images)



Puddles of oil dispersed droplet-liquid state gathered at the part of the public beach, which was opened yesterday after almost three-month break to clean up the oil. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)



Oil-covered crab crawling on the barrage buoy near the reeds in the Mississippi River on August 1st. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)



New grass in the area, recently bathed in oil. It is from this bay first appeared shocking photos bedraggled birds in oil, but now there are already new grass has grown. (AP Photo / Gerald Herbert)



Professional fisherman Harry Cerami gives an interview before the boat on which it floats your boat shrimp, managed by his son and grandson, in Grand Isle on August 4. Despite reports of the company «BP PLC» that they have eliminated the leakage of oil, Cerami set quite skeptical and says that even the worst is not behind us. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)



Unused oil rigs are in the Gulf of Mexico near Port Furshon August 11. Several towers were out of work after a ban on oil production in the Gulf of Mexico. (REUTERS / Lee Celano)



Oil-covered bird after salvation in the waters of Barataria Bay June 26th. (AP Photo / Gerald Herbert)



Neftezagraditelnye buoys frame marshes in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana on 18 July. (Mario Tama / Getty Images)



1-year-old Austin Verdin (left) sits in the living room of his home with a 5-year-old sister Sabra and mom Elaine in Galliano, Louisiana, August 5. Father Austin and Sabra worked fisherman until local waters are not banned fishing due to the oil spill. As a result, he had to return to work trucker, which is why he is often missing at home. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)



Oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana on 26 July. (Derick E. Hingle / Bloomberg)



Droplets of oil visible in the sink immature blue crab, found off the coast of Grand Isle researchers of the University of Southern Mississippi and Tulan. Researchers are interested in how much the Gulf of Mexico will suffer from oil spills. (AP Photo / USM Gulf Coast Research Laboratory)



Garter snake swimming in the swamp on Salvinia Barataria marine reserve, which is part of the National Park Jean Lafite, August 6. (AP Photo / Gerald Herbert)



Oceanography engineer Tim Weiss demonstrates the underwater vehicle that can be controlled remotely. On the monitor, you can observe the work of the unit to eliminate oil leaks. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)



Camera transmits video underwater vehicle managed remotely installed on the deck Korablin «Ocean Intervention III» on July 22 in Port Furshon. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)



Screenshot depicting a well MC252, carved out of a video company «BP», August 6th. «BP» just finished cement to plug the hole in the well to seal the source of the most ambitious in the history of the oil spill, the cause of which was a man. (REUTERS / BP / Handout)



Research biologist Mike Jeh indicates the scale of sound monitoring, which shows the possible areas of leakage of oil or gas on board the research vessel National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration "Henry B. Bigelow", off the coast of Louisiana on 14 August. The vessel operates near the site of the oil spill to help track down the flow of oil and gas on the seabed, and to gather on the surface of the water samples for analysis. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)



The head of the company «BP» Tony Hayward appeared before the cameras of reporters in the company's headquarters in London on 27 July. July 27 «BP» confirmed as an executive director of the Hayward will replace Bob Dudley. (REUTERS / Toby Melville)



People fishing on the old bridge in Grand Isle on August 9. After the elimination of oil leaks local waters reopened for fishing. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)



Pelicans in the rescue center in North Bay Village on August 4, where they are preparing to send to the habitat after water Gulf of Mexico have been cleared of oil. 45 birds, which are brought to the center in early July, will be transported back to the Louisiana coast and released. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images)



Reverend Gervis Burns blesses fishing boats in Bayo Delarzh in Theriot, Louisiana, during a ceremony known as the "blessing of ships", before the opening of the season shrimp August 8th. (AP Photo / Chuck Cook)



Daniel Mei has its small boat fishing for shrimp in the bay near Delarzh, Louisiana, marking the beginning of the season the shrimp - the first after the oil spill. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)



Chemist Daryl Boyd holds a sample of seafood from the Gulf of Mexico by testing it on the oil content in Seattle on 12 August. Seafood from the Gulf of Mexico carefully inspected and tested. Any fish, shrimp and other catches instantly destroyed if they find at least some trace of oil. (AP Photo / Kevin P. Casey)



Inspector Gary Lopinto sniffing seafood fish fillets for finding oil in it. The picture was taken in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 17. After the oil spill seafood from the Gulf of Mexico regularly checked by chemical tests. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)



Silhouettes of ships «Transocean Development Driller III» and «Transocean Development Driller II» visible at sunset on-site oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico along with other korablinmi July 19th. (Derick E. Hingle / Bloomberg)



People came to the rally Victims of Economics July 21 in Lafayette, Louisiana. Thousands of people came to the rally against the federal ban on oil drilling. (Mario Tama / Getty Images)



The boat floats on the oil slick off the coast of Louisiana at sunset on July 31. (AP Photo / Gerald Herbert)



A flock of white ibises standing in swamps Dry Brad Island in St. Bernard Parish, Louise's staff, on 21 July. Days before rescuers found about 130 dead and 15 live birds affected by oil spills. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)



Michael Adkesson (right) helps a vet from the zoo Chicago look after the American white pelican, which Michael O'Neill and Denis Young anesthetized, preparing for inspection poultry veterinary Brookfield Zoo on 21 July. This bird with four other rescued during the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. They were brought to the zoo on July 18 after a 30-day quarantine will be placed in the pool of the zoo. (AP Photo / Chicago Zoological Society, Jim Schulz)



Rhonda and Brian Murgatroyd Bauer released into the wild gulls on the island of Eugene August 10th. Bird rescued from the Gulf, cleaned and released to freedom in a clean area. (AP Photo / The Houma Daily Courier, Matt Stamey)



Working to help with the clean-up, standing in the pool sanitation on the beach of Grand Isle on August 5. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)



US President Barack Obama and his daughter Sasha swim in the pond Alligator Point, off the coast of Panama City, Florida, on 14 August. Declaring the beaches of the Gulf Coast Mekiskanskogo "workers", Obama visited Florida and called for the restoration of the economy and the environment in the region affected by the oil spill. During his fifth visit to Florida since the leak, Obama talked to the owners of local businesses to hear their opinions about the severe consequences of the disaster. (REUTERS / Pete Souza / White House)



A volunteer holds a baby turtle before releasing it into the Gulf of Mexico on 26 July. Hundreds of young sea turtles have begun a new life in the Gulf of Mexico, and biologists are hoping that by the time these crumbs get to the leak oil stain is gone. (AP Photo / Pat Sullivan)



Strip oil runs along the marshes in the Bay Barataria Bay on July 31. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that most of the oil on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico into a thin film, but local authorities have reported that they are still finding new oil slicks. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)



Concrete pump, turned into a machine for pumping oil, removes the oil slick from the shores of Dry Brad Island in St. Bernard July 15th. (REUTERS / Petty Officer Kevin Rofidal / US Coast Guard)



Crab floats in the oil film in Barataria Bay on July 31. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)

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