With oil actively gushing into the Gulf’s waters, wildlife expert Mireya Mayor, together with adventure underwater cameraman Andy Casagrande, join the extensive mission to save struggling creatures at the center of the crisis. View photos of the rescue operations going on in the gulf.
Saved from the Spill premieres Tuesday October 5 at 9P et/pt on Nat Geo Wild.
A turtle at a rehabilitation facility after the Deepwater oil spill polluted its habitat. Photo credit NGT
An oil impacted brown pelican being cleaned at a Wildlife Rehabilitation center in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.
An oiled gannet is cleaned at the Theodore Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center June 17, 2010. The center in Theodore is one of four wildlife rehabilitation centers established in support of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill response. Photo credit U.S. Coast Guard photo Petty Officer 3rd Class Colin White
Mangrove plants in at risk of being damaged by the oil from the Deepwater oil spill. Mangroves offer a safe place for many young organisms like fish and crustaceans to grow. Photo credit NGT