Scientists figures show Sea Turtle fine could total $2.865 Billion
Using the government figures for sea turtles:
1146 x 50 = 57,300 x $50,000 = $2,865,000,000.00 --- Government counts of wildlife harmed by the spill include 1,146 sea turtles, 128 dolphins and whales, and 8,209 birds from 102 species. Since these counts were tabulated, media reports indicate at least 87 dead turtles have washed ashore and 390 more dolphins and whales have been stranded. Although oiled birds continue to be found, the government has stopped reporting numbers.
Scientists estimate that at least five times as many turtles die as wash up on shore, meaning between 5,730 and 6,165 sea turtles have likely been harmed by the spill to date. All the sea turtle species in the Gulf are threatened or endangered.
Scientists estimate that up to 50 times as many marine mammals are killed as wash ashore, indicating up to 26,000 may have been harmed so far. Finally, scientists estimate that from four to 11 times more birds perish than are collected, with 10 times the number collected being a common rule of thumb to estimate actual bird mortality. The BP disaster has likely harmed more than 82,000 birds.
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