Unlike some national parks, the oil spill hasn’t reached these places of natural beauty, rare animals and coral reefs, but it very well could.
With no signs of plugging the whole, or even slowing the gushing leak, experts are already preparing themselves for more disaster to come.
The Gulf coast national parks, including Florida’s Dry Tortuga’s National Park, have had personnel dispatched to the areas to ready themselves for whatever is to come.
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picture courtesy of Mike Theiss, National Geographic