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May 17th, 2010
03:40 PM ET

The Worst of It

As much as 40 percent of America's commercial seafood is harvested from the Gulf of Mexico, and the oil spill is already hurting the industry:  Fishermen and women - people who've had to rebuild their lives and careers after hurricanes - are once again out of work, their boats sitting idle at dock.  

Meanwhile, "plumes" of oil may be drifting through the water.  Marine life is in danger; tourism is threatened as travelers look for other beaches; satellite photos show a swirling slick meandering around the Gulf.  And though some progress has been made in containing the oil, much of it continues to stream out of the faulty well and into the sea. 

With so many things affected by the spill, we'd like to get your opinion on what the worst part of it is - what you think will be impacted the most by this disaster.

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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soundoff (505 Responses)
  1. Morgan

    I believe the worst part of the oil spill is how it is slowing down the fish industry, people are loosing jobs for reasons that they couldn't have prevented.

    May 17, 2010 at 3:57 pm |
  2. Austin

    I think that hit the seafood section hard. but either way we can make a differenced to bring it back to us

    May 17, 2010 at 4:25 pm |
  3. Matt

    I think the worst part of it is is the fact that the oil is threatening the animal's health and habitat. There are rare animals in the sea and I dont want them to all die.

    May 17, 2010 at 4:35 pm |
  4. logan

    the animals in the sea and the sea life and very bad may cause more extinct animals in the sea if it don't stop it

    May 17, 2010 at 4:46 pm |
  5. Tara

    I think that our seafood will become more expensive. I am very worried about this because I am not ready to cut back on my favorite type of food just yet.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  6. Hunter

    It looks like this spill may harm many animals, but i think with the plan and their machines, they can take most of the oil out and save lots of animals that could have been harmed.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  7. Mancala

    I am worried about the animals and believe that they will be affected by this disaster the most.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  8. Coraline

    Marine Life is definitely going to be affected the most. Animals are dying every second due to the oil spill and habitats are being destroyed. There are already many endangered species that live only in the Gulf of Mexico and the recent spill could cause many of those species to become extinct.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  9. Tahsin

    I think that the people that are recovering from the hurricanes are getting impacted the most. They are trying to start new lives and beore you know it, they get their businesses wrecked by the oil spill. Now they can't earn a living.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  10. Sarah

    I think people will be the most affected by the oil spill. Most of the seafood that is imported is from the Gulf of Mexico. Also, the beaches will be polluted and so will the sea life.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  11. Tara

    I think we should all help out by reading local newspaper on how and what to do......... I love sea life and I would hate to see it slowly drift away. Even though it hasn't gone well so far, I'm sure we can all help out by doing whats best and wait to see what happens.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:43 pm |
  12. Blake

    The worst part of this spill is the damaging effests it is having on all industries that revolve around the Gulf, mainly the fishing industry. Our economy is struggling enough as it is, we literally cannot afford a hit to any national market such as this.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:51 pm |
  13. Sidney

    I think the animals that live in the water–like fish, shrimp, or other life– will be in like terrible danger from the oil, even though they can swim away from it, but still it's gunna cause terrible conditions like block the sun rays so plants won't have sun to get energy and food.

    May 17, 2010 at 6:08 pm |
  14. Brandon

    I think that the fishing industries would be greatly damaged with the loss of fish and the loss of oil will increase in gas prices. Places like Baton Rouge and New Orleans who rely on seafood would be greatly impacted. Many of their residents will probably lose their jobs due to mass seafood loss.

    May 17, 2010 at 6:12 pm |
  15. Blaine

    The worst part would probably be the fish and the other aquatic animals' lives are at stake. Thats sad. 😥

    May 17, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
  16. Erika=)

    I live on the western coast of Florida so we're going to be seeing that oil soon. That and sadly, we're perhaps even going to start seeing dead marine life floating on the surface along with shrimp, fish, and other sea foods going up in prices at the stores. Not only will they be affected, but also the company bp, fishermen and women, and citizens of America that live on the Gulf Coast will be too. By the way...
    OUR SOCIAL STUDIES CLASS LOVES YOU CARL AZUZ!!!!!

    May 17, 2010 at 6:52 pm |
  17. isaac

    I think it will infect the gas and the seafood that we get from the gulf coast.

    May 17, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  18. Tina

    I think that the marine wildlife and animals will be greatly impacted. However, with our economy struggling as it is, it will be hard on the fishing and seafood industries as well. I hope the oil can be cleaned up soon.

    May 17, 2010 at 7:25 pm |
  19. Ivanka

    Marine life will be greatly impacted because of this spill. The oil poisons them and reduces how much oxygen is in the water that the sea life needs to survive. Also because the sea life is in danger our seafood economy will suffer as well because none of the seafood we catch will be safe to eat. Everything mostly derives from the impact on the marine life.

    May 17, 2010 at 7:40 pm |
  20. Katie and Stephy

    I think the thing that will be impacted most on the people by the oil spill is that fish and creatures will die. That will mean there will not be a lot of sea food around.

    May 17, 2010 at 7:47 pm |
  21. Katie and Stephy

    I think the impact will be very hard o everyone.

    May 17, 2010 at 7:50 pm |
  22. yoshi

    the worst part is that a lot of people will lose jobs +marine life will need many years to recover

    May 17, 2010 at 7:51 pm |
  23. Kaitlin

    I would say that all of the beautiful animals are just, getting destroyed. All of there homes and everything. 😦 Plus it also affects what we eat. Like all the shrimp now it is going down. So it is really destroying everything.:(

    May 17, 2010 at 7:52 pm |
  24. yosief

    the worst part is a lot of people will lose their jobs + marine life will need many years to recover

    May 17, 2010 at 7:56 pm |
  25. Tizzy

    I think it is a disater! I think the worst part is that all the oil is spilling and killing the sea creatures

    May 17, 2010 at 8:07 pm |
  26. Katie and Stephy

    I think the worst part of the oil spill was that it was killing all the sea creatures. The sea creatures need to be there so people can keep there work up and running.

    May 17, 2010 at 8:10 pm |
  27. Bobobranva

    Hey Carl,
    First off, we love your show. We watch it every morning. My opinion on the Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico is that it's heart breaking. I think the worst part is that the jobs of men and women are being put on the line. I think it's terrible that the poor, harmless animals can't do anything to stop it. Their live are being put to danger because of our careless misshaps.
    P.S. we love your puns we think there AWESOME!

    May 17, 2010 at 8:13 pm |
  28. Peter

    I think the seafood industry down south is affected the most, since the oil is killing and harming the sealife the fisherman/women can't catch and sell the fish because if a seafood resturante serves the contaminated sealife and a person eats it they will probably get sick.

    May 17, 2010 at 8:17 pm |
  29. Sydni

    I think what bp is doing is a great, but they really need to work harder. The oil will take over our oceans and ocean life if we just let this go! I would hate to see that happen because I love all ocean creatures and our beautiful oceans. We can only hope for the best in this situation, especially with the oil plumes.

    May 17, 2010 at 8:18 pm |
  30. Bobobranva

    , I feel like there is no specific "worst part." I feel that it's a chain reaction. One thing will lead to another and many big things will happen. Not just one. I am just very thankful that it didn't take place right here in the state of which we live.

    May 17, 2010 at 8:31 pm |
  31. Ashley

    I agree that because of the oil spill many ecosytems and wildlife will be affected, but also the whole cost of this is outrageous. I think that it is the companies who will be having the most trouble.

    May 17, 2010 at 8:31 pm |
  32. James

    It is the nature and the people who lives near the sea are the victims of this terrible disaster! For the all the human beings, nature and our future, we should work all together to stop this disaster

    May 17, 2010 at 8:35 pm |
  33. Dylan

    I think that the stores and seafood stops will be most affected the most. I also feel bad about the seaanimals in general.

    May 17, 2010 at 8:36 pm |
  34. William

    This will hurt the fishing industry very much. It will drive up prices in seafood resturants which will make them go out of buisness. This will hurt the economy.

    May 17, 2010 at 8:59 pm |
  35. Anne

    i think the worst affect is on the animals. i think they have the most risk of dying. and the marines/navy are in danger too. There's alot of things being affected, but i think the animals and the marines have it the worst.

    May 17, 2010 at 9:02 pm |
  36. Maria

    I think the worst part of the oil spill is that people are getting put out of jobs and there jobs are "on hold" because of the spill. As you said in Mondays episode the estimate is 200,000 gallons per day leaking out of the well which is still to low of an estimate meaning that the people out of jobs will be out of their job even longer because of the spill leaking out at much more then 200,000 gallons of oil per day.

    May 17, 2010 at 9:32 pm |
  37. Megan

    I definately think that we should be concerned about the ecosystem and nature around the spill. Although the other effects are bad, they are only hurting us, because of our mistake as humans. If it's a human's mistake, the rest of nature definately shouldn't have to suffer for it.

    May 17, 2010 at 9:34 pm |
  38. Emily

    I think the animals will be the most effected.they're have been so many storys about animals getting hurt and even dying because of the oil spill!

    May 17, 2010 at 9:48 pm |
  39. Cecelia

    I think all the seafood prices will go up. It will go up the most on shrimp, I feel bad for the people who work on these boats because they are out of work for right now

    May 17, 2010 at 9:48 pm |
  40. geona

    well what i think the worst of the oil spill rig is that its causing peoples jobs that sells fish n the bad thing is its getting worser n worser

    May 17, 2010 at 9:53 pm |
  41. Guido

    I think that the most affected part of this enourmous oil spill would be the ocean itself, but dont blame the oil for taking its natural cycle, blame the employees that werent safe with it when they tried to take it out of the ocean floor.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  42. Alan

    Before the issue of tourism being threatened, think of all the people that live off seafood and off the waters of the Gulf. It's pretty sad.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  43. Steven

    I think the wild life will be really impacted by this and we should be more concerned about it.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  44. Steph

    I think the worst part of the oil spill is that now a lot of people who have worked long and hard hours must find another job and with this bad economy, it is just so difficult. I feel sorry for the fisherman and women and hope the get a job as soon as possible

    May 17, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  45. Lydia

    The worst thing about the oil spill is how so many industries are affected, mainly tourism, because nobody is going to go to beaches along the Gulf Coast, and seafood industry, because so many animals are dying. The leaking pipe may be taken care of in a month or two, but the economy is already hurt, and it will take years to rebuid industries along the Gulf Coast. It's like Hurrican Katrina.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  46. Steph

    I think the worst part is that a lot of people who have worked long and hard hours have to find a new job in this bad economy. I feel sorry for the fisherman and women and hope they get a job as soon as possible.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  47. xuyan

    the life of fisherman needs more cares.
    It's not easy to start a new life for them.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  48. Ivanka

    I think that the marine life will be affected the most from this spill. With the loss of oxygen in the water and the poisons in the oil, hundreds of marine life will die. That also affects the seafood economy as well though. If there is no food there is no money to be made.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  49. Natalie

    I think the seafood economy will be greatly affected by this contastrophy. Because lots of the seafood is contaminated which means people can sell it. No one will be able to make money of seafood which will send the seafood market in a hole.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  50. Ivanka

    I think it is horrible how a company's greed can affected innocent sea life in such a catostrophic way. It's not fair. Now our seafood economy is going to suffer just because of BP's ignorance. It is amazing how one comapany can impact our country in such a horrible and huge way.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  51. Apurva

    I think the fishing industry will be affected the most because alot of people on the gulf are fisherman! It makes me feel so sad because people are suffering for what they havent even done. Its not fair, but I know that's life.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  52. Paul

    I think the worst part is, BP isn't doing all they can to help stop the leak. Yeah they've used $500 million to help stop it but thats less than 3 days profit for them in the past year. they need to step up and work harder because they are 100% to blame.

    May 18, 2010 at 2:24 am |
  53. Lee

    I think this oil spill impacted on environment.
    Because of this oil spill, BIRDs are dieing.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:11 am |
  54. Brandon

    I think that if the situation doesn't get under control soon that the wildlife will be hit about as hard as the fishing industry and those people who depend on the fish to make money. I've never been but the gulf is someplace I'd like to visit if this spill is cleaned. I'd do whatever I could to help the clean up the spill.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:20 am |
  55. Huang

    In terms of its long-term impact, of course it goes to those wildlives that may be moving out of the Gulf and its surrounding area to find new homes.The abandonment of their original habitats can lead to a down spiral of biodiversity within the region, which is a great detriment to the local residents, even a huge loss to all mankind. Now, the primary concern lies mainly in tourism and fishing industry but in a long run, we may have to face some irredeemable repercussions from nature due to our irresponsible over-drilling.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:03 am |
  56. Angel

    There is no doubt that it does great harm to the environment and the livihood of the coastal cities. Since the ecosystem is very vulnerable, it can easily be hurt by the pollution. What's more, the influence lasts longer than expected. the visible impact may be cleaned up in a short time, while the impct beyond our control such as polluted soil, extincting sea animals can't be counted easliy. In particular, it is the impact on tha workers who clean up tha oil spill that counts. Fishermen have to find another way to support the family due to great influence on the fishing industry. They ignore the bad impact on thair health, even though they have taken some precautions. They just pursue the money they will receive instead. When they are in the 70s or 80s, they will suffer from the concealed impact, blindness, skin fade, genic variation or changed body.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:21 am |
  57. sadie

    it could move up to the other oceans and the hole world might be effected by it.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:42 am |
  58. Cameron & Quinn

    We believe the worst part was the economic and natural disasters because of this oil spill. Also the animal's got hurt.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:11 am |
  59. Caleb

    I think that the goverment and bp have to pay to clean it up together so that animals don't die for the oil spill.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:31 am |
  60. Anonymous

    Plant & animal life will die, life links to marine life. Oil contaminated saltwater means we can't convert it to freshwater for drinking. Catching rainwater to filter may be our only source.
    Ms. Seybold's Class

    May 18, 2010 at 8:43 am |
  61. Caleb

    I think the impact of the spill is that a lot of animals will die for it, the economy will go down again, more job lost, it will go to the atlantic ocean and kill billions on animals, and less seafood.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:43 am |
  62. David

    I think the ecosystems and the commercial fishing will be the most impacted. The oil is destroying the oceanlife, and since the fisherman depend on the oceanlife for a living, if the oceanlife is destroyed the fisherman can't make money to live.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:45 am |
  63. Cal

    The government paid millions of dollars for NOAA to do a study on how to minimize the destruction from oil spills after the one in Alaska. It was determined that oil spills should be set on fire a.s.a.p., yet the Obama administration delayed in reacting. If the Obama administration had acted immediately it would have saved countless animals' lives and protected the evnironment.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:47 am |
  64. joshua

    people having to leave there home to a whole new state were they dont know whats there.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:05 am |
  65. Melvin

    The oceanic ecosystem will be impacted the most. If we knew how far the oil has spread, we'd have a better understanding its impact.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:12 am |
  66. Mr. Water's homeroom

    Businesses are ultimately the worst impacted from the spill. The earth will heal with help of people, but businesses may be lost forever

    May 18, 2010 at 9:24 am |
  67. Alicia

    While many people are affected by the oil spill, we think the most harmful effect of the oil spill is on wildlife. This is disastrous for the ecosystem, fishermen and women, restaurants, and tourism. Smaller animals on the food chain may ingest the oil, spreading it to other creatures.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:27 am |
  68. delly

    i think that the wrost thing of the golf spill apart from the people who lost their jobs by cause of that, is the contamination in the sea enviroment, because most of the animals lost their home... because the oil contamines that, so bad thing is not just for individuals but also for animals.. that is the wrost of that.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:29 am |
  69. Justin

    The Fish and birds that thrive on the ocean will all become sick and may die. Fishermen will be out of jobs. Basically, everything that needs the ocean will take a great blow and some may be wiped out for a period of time

    May 18, 2010 at 9:33 am |
  70. Herman

    The thing that this will impact the most is the economy because we are like a ship right now just being constantly rocked and if we do not reach a conclusion the boat is going to tip over soon but hopefully not.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:45 am |
  71. Robby

    If they want to save the animalsand fish they better start working harder than they are right now. They need to study new ways on how to stop it all

    May 18, 2010 at 9:46 am |
  72. Casey

    I think it will effect the sea food restaurants the most and they might run out of business. That means they will have to find a new job and then soon everybody will need new jobs. (if your working at a sea food restaurant )

    May 18, 2010 at 9:58 am |
  73. Hannah

    I think that the worst part of the "Plumes" would have to be the effect that it is having on wildlife. I am a sucker for animals, plus they are important to the environment.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:00 am |
  74. Hunter

    I think the water being polluted will inpact this the most. I think this because animals will be being killed and the water will soon be ruined.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:01 am |
  75. HD

    I think the worst part of this is the seafood that we are unable to get and the fact that the oil is poisoning the sea life as well and killing the marine life and most likly hurting the endagered species or even the species that has yet to be discovered

    May 18, 2010 at 10:01 am |
  76. Tyler

    I think that the worst part of the whole oil spill disaster is the tourism. The areas along the coast will be affected dramatically in finance because less people will be going to the Gulf of Mexico for vacation. They will end up finding different beaches.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:02 am |
  77. Michaela

    i think the worst part of this oil spill is the livestock that people depended on getting out of this ocean. Without some of the food that people were getting from here many will not be able to eat as much and especially now that some have lost their jobs. Hopefully they find a way to clean up this mess and help some of the animals that can be saved as for others it may be too late but theres always hope for the best.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:02 am |
  78. Trevor

    We have done it again. The human race has managed to screw up the natural order of things again. It has disrupted nature as well as fisherman who get the fish that we eat. If it has already hurt the business then if it is not stopped I wonder what damage could be done if it is not fixed. This could also greatly impact the ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico. This is an example of a lose, lose, lose situation.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:03 am |
  79. zac

    I think that the fish and the fishing industry will be impacted the most by the oil spill. Since the spill is getting worse it is going to start to spread and kill more and more fish. This will also bring down the amount of fish that industries can catch and sell. Since there will be less fish being brought in everyday the price of fish will also rise and so will the price of gas because of all the oil being lost. This in turn is not at all helping the economy get out of a recession with all of the billions of dollars being lost and being spent because of the oil spill.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:03 am |
  80. Curtis

    My parents work for BP and it has impacted their paychecks pretty bad...they have experienced [pay cuts]. So i think the BP employees themselves are going to be the most impacted.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:03 am |
  81. Sasha

    I feel that the worst part of this situation is that the creatures that are living in or near the Gulf of Mexico, from microrganisms to the larger sealife, are suffering because of our fixation on oil has caused this terrible disaster. This isn't even the only thing that is affecting the aquatic life of the area, but this is the newest chapter in our tale of oceanic destruction.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:04 am |
  82. Kayla

    I think the worst part of all this is that all the gas prices will be going up. It's kind of like people should be more responsible for what they do because we are paying for their actions. Also, seafood prices will go up, and seafood will be scarce.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:04 am |
  83. Annie

    Today the world is somewhat trying to go green, with this its just more polution that people tampering with nature made.I think the worst of it is killing the animals. Eventually i think humans will kill everthing and ourselves. This will have an impact on us in someway.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:05 am |
  84. Dominick

    I feel that the worst part of this situation is the negative effects it will have on the economy. Particularly tourism, oil, and the prices of seafood. I personally feel that this event couldn't have occured at a worse time due to the fact of our already struggling economy.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:05 am |
  85. Colton

    This to me means a lot, because when i when i visit florida i go swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. I dont want to be swimming in a bunch of oil. Also, this endangers our environment. The oceans mean so much to me. This could kill all the sea-life off, Or it create evil monsters.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:06 am |
  86. Kate

    I think that the animals/fish in the Gulf will be impacted the most by this oil spill. That area is their home, and with the oil it will contaminate them and make them die. If all of the animals and fish die, then this will start to effect humans even more as well.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:07 am |
  87. Rachel

    The worst part of this oil spill is how the fishermen/women are being affected. Especially down in the Gulf Coast, many people rely on fishing and other seafood products for sources of income and of food. There are enough people without jobs in the US, we don't need more unemployed fishermen/women. The oil needs to be cleaned up ASAP. That means you, BP.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:08 am |
  88. Savannah

    I think the worst part of this is how it is affecting the environment. With so much oil constantly spilling into the Gulf of Mexico, the problems keep adding up. It will become more and more difficult to clean up all of the oil if it has spread over a mass area. Fish and plants in the Gulf can't survive in the thick oil, so many are being driven out of the area. BP needs to come up with a much more effective process as soon as possible if they want to keep our environment safe.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:09 am |
  89. Kristine

    I think the worst thing that could also happen a bout the oil spill is that many more animals will die more people will not be able to go fishing.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:10 am |
  90. Kassandra

    I think that the things that will be impacted the most are the environment and the fishing industry. The fishermen and womens' lively hoods are at risk, their careers in jeopardy basically. Forty percent out of the America's commercial seafood industry is certainly a big hit to them. The environment will be affected as well with animals swimming through the oil, species are even being threatened.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:11 am |
  91. Sammie

    I think that the worst of it is how much marine life is affected by the oil. So many different species are affected and possibly some that aren't even discovered yet!

    May 18, 2010 at 10:12 am |
  92. Ms. Levesque's class

    My social studies class has been discussing the oil spill and what we think the worst part of it is. One of my students articulated well the problem that we are unable to capture the escaping oil at a fast enough pace. Without immediate capture, all else is impacted; thus making this the most important piece.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:13 am |
  93. Allison

    I think that the food industry will be hurt the most. This could also affect us because the sea food is getting killed off by this oil spill. Therefore if we eat the sea food of the Gulf we could become very sick. Also the fish and other sea life will slowly disappear.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:14 am |
  94. Anonymous

    I think this oil spill will have more effects than expected. I think it will also have long term effects on the fish we eat. It is already affecting some of my friend's vacations because they know how dangerous it is.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:17 am |
  95. Olivia

    I think this oil spill will have more effects than expected. I think it will also have long term effects on the fish we eat. It is already affecting some of my friend's vacations because they know how dangerous it is.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:17 am |
  96. Olivia

    I think lots of people will loose their jobs, i think their will be a restriction on the seafood we eat and i think the wildlife will take the biggest hit in terms of long-lasting effects.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:18 am |
  97. Olivia

    I think that wildlife will take the biggest hit and the sad part is that we probably won't know until several years from now.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:19 am |
  98. Molly

    I think that you can't really name a 'most impacted'. The sea life dies, so the fishermen are out of work. And if the fishermen are out of work and low on money, the businesses in that area suffer, and so on.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:30 am |
  99. Casey

    I think the greatest impact of the oil spill will be on the sea life in the Gulf Coast.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:36 am |
  100. Maxim

    I really love sea animals, so I'm afraid they might get hurt by the oil. I think they need to be protected so they don't swallow the oil.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:38 am |
  101. Lisa

    I think there are three main things that are most impacted by this oil spill. First, it's the creatures that live there because they get covered in oil or eat the oil and die. Second, it's the fishing industries/restaurants because they are catching no/less seafood or making less money. Third, I think the people near the gulf of Mexico will be impacted because you could get diseases by living near the oil.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:38 am |
  102. Delaney

    I LOVE FOOD! I will mostly miss the seafood part of it, that's my favorite food ever. I couldn't stand to live without it or not have it for even a week or so.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:42 am |
  103. Jensen

    THE ANIMALS! SAVE THE ANIMALS!

    May 18, 2010 at 10:53 am |
  104. Baha

    I think the worst part of all of this is the wildlife. So many animals are going to die because of this. Bp's new motto should be "if you can drill it we can spill it"!

    May 18, 2010 at 10:56 am |
  105. sophia

    The worst part of this oil spill is the fact that all these people that work so hard are out of jobs.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:56 am |
  106. dale and joey

    we think that the poeple in charge should just punch it

    May 18, 2010 at 10:57 am |
  107. Nicki

    I think the oil companys need to get a grip on what they're doing becasue time is everything and they need to start acting on what is a dangerous situation

    May 18, 2010 at 10:59 am |
  108. Alysa

    I think the worst part is the animals, there dying in there habitat, they have to suffer with our accident 😦

    May 18, 2010 at 11:00 am |
  109. Spencer

    I think the wildlife will be impacted the most. Also the Nature will be impacted also.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:00 am |
  110. Kain

    I think something seriously needs to be done. This has gone on far to long. Why don't they just start buring it and quit putting out stupid ideas like the containment dome and shooting grbage into. I watch saturday nigh live and some of there ideas seemed more bright than shooting garpage into the whole.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:02 am |
  111. Justin

    The thing i think got most affected are the animals

    May 18, 2010 at 11:05 am |
  112. kyle

    I believe it is more of a chain reaction. That the environment is going to be taking a great hit by this, killing marine life, also damaging the food chain. So that means fisherman will be losing money, tourists companies will be losing money, all of this happening simply because the oil company wouldn't spend extra money on the emergency shut off valve.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:17 am |
  113. will

    i think it will make the price of food go up intill they get rid of the oil

    May 18, 2010 at 11:21 am |
  114. Alex

    I think that the worst part is the animal being hurt and killed.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:30 am |
  115. Dan

    I think that this oil spill is a major flaw i the "inpenatrable" ecosystem of the oil indusrty's network of co-operating simultanius net of companies.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:30 am |
  116. Richard

    I think the the worst part is the effect on tourism.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:33 am |
  117. kyle

    I find this oil spill harzard to our wildlife and sealife but I think that the BPs will find a way to trap the oil and get it out of our waters hopefully.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:39 am |
  118. bernard

    i think it would affect the fish and the animals who drink from the water after this is over i think bp should redo the way there oil is transported.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:45 am |
  119. Tony

    It's really bad that all the oil is spilling
    half of the little fishes are gonna die.
    But no i think it's really bad they need to hurry
    up and clean the oil so i can go swimming again

    May 18, 2010 at 11:45 am |
  120. howard

    I am real concerned about the fish and the way the fish are living rite now
    they have to breath in oil and the birds are drowning because they are getting oil in there feathers if i could i would help out with the oil spill and save the fish

    May 18, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  121. Brian

    I think the worst thing is the animals just dying or suffering and that is horrible. People really are ruining are environment, we need to think things cleary before we could possibly ruin are environment.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:47 am |
  122. robert

    I think its really bad that there is oil leaking, there are going to be a lot of people out of work and it will affect a lot of restaurants and other food places but i think the animals in the water will be affected the most because they have to live there

    May 18, 2010 at 11:49 am |
  123. Alex

    I think gas prices are gonna go way up because of how much oil we're losing

    May 18, 2010 at 11:49 am |
  124. scott

    I think that the animals in the Gulf of Mexico will be affected the most by the oil spill. BP should pay for the clean up and all the damage to the seafood market in that area.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:51 am |
  125. Joshua

    I think the oil will put a great threaten on sealife and that may cause an icorrigible consequence,not only for Americans but also for all people around the world.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:51 am |
  126. Alex

    I think that gas prices are gonna go way up because of how much oil they're losing

    May 18, 2010 at 11:51 am |
  127. Jessica(:

    I think the worst part o it is the fact that there is so much oil in the water, imagine the wildlife within the affected region. I think its absolutley horrible.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:51 am |
  128. Alexis

    I think animals like fish, birds, seals, etc. will be the most impacted by this disaster because all of the oil is killing them and killing the things they eat.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:52 am |
  129. Ben

    I think that it is most important to protect the wildlife and possible the seafood to protect the economy

    May 18, 2010 at 11:53 am |
  130. Aaron

    the oil spill is extremely horrible and devostating to the wildlife around it. the economy is in such bad shape that it is difficult to try to keep with the spill. i think we should get neighboring countries to try to and help us in such a bad ecological crisis.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:54 am |
  131. carley

    I think the worst part is that it is killing the fish and coral life. Ocean life is the base of the food chain and when we pollute the oceans we are affecting ourselves too.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:54 am |
  132. Mason

    The fishing industry will be impacted the most because the oil is killing all the fish and life in the ocean.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:54 am |
  133. Kate

    The most that is impacted is the people who work on the water trying to get certain things from the water or what lives down there to try and get it and capture it and make money. I'm sure all the people that work on the water are not working and it might be a while before they do.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:55 am |
  134. Mason

    I think that the thing that will become the worst result of the oil spill is the effect it will have on the environment. I think this because it is having several impacts on the environment. It has an effect on all wild life in the ocean and the ocean itself. Not only in the area the spill is but also far and wide due to spreading and currents.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:56 am |
  135. scott

    The oil spill needs to be cleaned up before it does any more damage to the wildlife and the oil industry.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:56 am |
  136. sarah

    I think the animals and the oceans will get effected the most. They are going to get affected by the oil greatly. We also might loose the sea turtles, since they are not many left of the.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:57 am |
  137. Kathrin

    I think that the worst of the oil spill would be the effects it has on the wild life and sea food which in turn affects fishing and restaurant industries. Peoples livlihood have been destroyed, not permanently of course, but into the near future I think we will be seeing a shortage of seafood and an increase of prices.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:11 pm |
  138. ELLIS

    I think that fishing market mostly because of the fish and wild live

    May 18, 2010 at 12:13 pm |
  139. Kharielle

    I think that everywhere will be a food desert if thee isn't a change made. I believe that sooner or later everyone is not going to want to eat meat and nobody really eats veggies now. Mostly people just eat fish. Because all people eat is this, and the majority of american companies get there fish from The Gulf with the oil spill those companies who take there fish there will be unemployed.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:16 pm |
  140. Shardece

    I think the worst part is the animals that are dying. It makes me sad to see them soaked in oil.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:32 pm |
  141. Cletus

    Our economy is bad and this makes it worse. Also, all the wildlife dying concerns me...

    May 18, 2010 at 12:35 pm |
  142. kijuan

    I think it is fishing because fisher men have to get the fish and they cant. the restaurant need the fish and the fish men cant get it. I think that will hurt the recession people will lose their jobs.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:52 pm |
  143. Sydney

    I think people are over looking the animals themselves. why don't they try to "evacuate" animals out of the Gulf?! Also do people realize that all of the fishermen are going to be out of jobs. I HOPE THE SPILL DOES NOT REACH ANY OF THE REEFS, because if it does the cards are all down.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:11 pm |
  144. johnathan

    I will say good luck to all the fishermen in the gulf of mexico

    May 18, 2010 at 1:20 pm |
  145. johnathan

    Good luck to all the fishermen and fish buisness

    May 18, 2010 at 1:22 pm |
  146. Jed

    I think that not only the present will be affected, but the future as well. If this spill isnt cleaned up soon, its affects to wildlife and resources may go beyond 20 years form now!

    May 18, 2010 at 1:23 pm |
  147. Jovi

    Well i can tell you that gas and oil prices are up more than 50 cents so i hope it will be over soon.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:35 pm |
  148. Vonie

    I think that BP should take full responsibility for the spill, but the U.S should help

    May 18, 2010 at 1:37 pm |
  149. Emma

    The fact that SOOOO many people will have to move 😦 I sure wouldn't want to! People move, and most people aren't accustom to new places right away. Some never make friends in their new neighborhood. Others never end up happy. 😦 I think this is the worst part.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:38 pm |
  150. sam

    i think thatthe worst thing abou the oil spill is the animals getting sick

    May 18, 2010 at 1:41 pm |
  151. Cassie

    I think that the wild life will never recover from the spill, and i don't know what the oill company's are planing on doning when they stop the oil leack but we need to start helping with the clean up and start cleaning the animals that need it.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:56 pm |
  152. grace

    The worst part is that the longer the spill goes the more food is messed up and the water that animals drink out of. Without animals we die.It's the circle of life

    May 18, 2010 at 2:04 pm |
  153. Nicky

    I think that the animals will be affected greatly. My cat had a stroke so I know what its like for the animals suffering. Also we wont get to eat as much seafood, or we would have to get it from elsewhere. The aquatic animals like fish and crabs will die.

    May 18, 2010 at 2:42 pm |
  154. Bogota

    We are appalled that all of these people are out of work and the animals are dying. This not only affects our food chain but also our economy.

    May 18, 2010 at 2:42 pm |
  155. Katie

    Our environment is being distroyed by this oil spill! We need to act now!

    May 18, 2010 at 2:42 pm |
  156. Dave

    i think that the parts that are getting too close to land should be burt so it dosent affect land also

    May 18, 2010 at 2:43 pm |
  157. matt

    I think that the wild life will be most effected by the oil spill, this in turn will affect seafood and the seafood that goes into resatraunts and make it more expensive to get cheap food. so his is bad, and i think that the BP people should use their heads a little more and just plug up the hole. this event is just terrible and shouldnt happen it ruins everything.

    May 18, 2010 at 2:44 pm |
  158. Franki

    I think the poor marine life will be affected the greatest beacuase they live in the infested waters and most, like coral and plants, cannot just evacuate like humans can. The animals and marine life have no way to adapt either. Even the birds are being dounced in oil.

    May 18, 2010 at 2:44 pm |
  159. Brooke

    The worst thing about the oil spill is deffinately what it's doing to our environment. It will effect so many animals and people. Any fish that comes from the Gulf of Mexico will be contaminated. Many people will get sick. That's the last thing we need in our world. Also, animals will get ill from all over the ocean. Even if the fish have a little bit of oil on them and they swim far away from the spill, other animals will be effected. The oil spill needs to be cleaned up fast!

    May 18, 2010 at 2:48 pm |
  160. Rasheed

    I think the worst thing is the animals are going to die.

    May 18, 2010 at 2:55 pm |
  161. Richard

    I think the worst thing that can happen is that all the animals will die, and we wont have any fish to eat.

    May 18, 2010 at 2:57 pm |
  162. Stephanie

    I think the oil spill is terrible and if it keeps on happening its going to effect us. Not just us people all around the world. I think they should try to make something that can absorb only oil so they can try to get it up.

    May 18, 2010 at 2:58 pm |
  163. Nathan

    I I think the worst thing is that tourist wont be able to get fish or eat fish.

    May 18, 2010 at 2:59 pm |
  164. Rodrick

    I thing that the tourism will be most effected, because they want to get away form the oil.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:02 pm |
  165. Michael

    I thing the worst part is that people will not make money, because they keep on kill the animals.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:04 pm |
  166. Treydon

    The oil leak in the gulf will just give oil companies and gas stations another excuse to charge consumers way too much for gas.
    The recession is already bad enough.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:05 pm |
  167. Devin

    It seemed like our economy was getting better but then this oil spill happened and it ruined it. I just want to say good luck to the fisherman out there. And I have hope for the baby ducks out there.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:06 pm |
  168. Manav

    This is a serious matter. I believe that the country is not doing enough to control it and I blame it on the heads of government.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:12 pm |
  169. Deva

    I think the food chain will be most affected. The many animals in the gulf that are dying are food for other sea animals. If they are scarce it will be hard for the other animals to hunt and eat them. If these animals have nothing to eat they will die and the same thing will go on until our ecosystem is destroyed. Another thing that will be majorly affected is the economy. Fisherman cannot go fishing and will not make the money from selling the fish and other sea animals. Though many things will be affected, I think these two things will be mostly impacted.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:16 pm |
  170. Joseph

    This is getting worst because today they found giant gray balls in Florida and if the giant ball is oil it can get worst by traveling and making all of our sea food that we buy higher which will cost us money and that type of thing is bad.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:19 pm |
  171. TIARA

    I think that the worst part of the oil spill is that its traveling further and further and its affecting peoples working that have already been through enough so its just sad for them because they were just trying to get back on track and now everything is all messed up for them and also some people love to eat sea food and now the oil spill is effecting their daily life is in trouble.but i just hope the president and workers do what they have to do because this is messy

    May 18, 2010 at 3:21 pm |
  172. Nick

    What I think is going to have the most impact disaster is all of the fish because with out fish, shrimp, sushi and more seafood we will have no more seafood.Plus all of the animals are going to die in the water.So just don't sit around and do nothing all day call your hair salon and tell them to save you hair or if you have nylons that works too.Please help because one little thing can effect a lot of other places for example our country.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:22 pm |
  173. Timothy

    i think that the towns people will be minorly affected, but the company out of the four that are finally blamed will be hurt the worst. after a month all of their ties will be gone and they will be out of buisness and destroyed finnacialy, and by their reputation.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:22 pm |
  174. Gaby

    I think they should have not even drilled offshore. none of this would have ever happened if this was prohibited.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:22 pm |
  175. McKayla

    People are supposed to help the earth not pollute it!! If you don't do something your killing you're self's, not just land and sea animals near the cost.
    I think that if this spill keeps going on, that will be the worst thing that happened in U.S history since the spill in Alaska!! That’s why we should help clean it up, because like I said before, we're supposed to help the earth not pollute it!!

    May 18, 2010 at 3:24 pm |
  176. Emma

    it is hard to choose because all of these problems are big concerns. i love animals so i think it is all the sea creatures dying. people need to understand the fact that they have a life to. but i also think that the oil washing up on shore is a huge problem too, IT IS RUINING OUR ENVIORMENT!!!

    May 18, 2010 at 3:24 pm |
  177. Isaak

    this should of never happened. All the sea animals are gonna die and its all the oil companies fault

    May 18, 2010 at 3:25 pm |
  178. jayla

    I think the worst thing about the oil spill is that when the animals come up for air and go back into the water they are getting the oil into their bodys and are getting killed. Also people can not fish so sea food prices are going up for people.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:28 pm |
  179. ARRIYANNA

    I think that the worst part about the oil spill is that THe animals have know idea what's coming. The oil companies are loosing money and they are pointing at each other because they don't want to take the blame. They sit there like little 2 year olds being selfish and not being the better person. They say they are doing everything that they can but how do we know to trust companies that are greedy and want money. How do we know that they just want us to forgive them so they can have more money:}

    May 18, 2010 at 3:32 pm |
  180. MICHAEL

    I think the worst thing about this oil spill is how it is affecting the food chain. By that I mean if a plant in the ocean is covered in oil, it is poisonous, and if a herbivore eats that plant will die because it is eating that poison, and a carnivore that eats that herbivore will die along with every thing else because it is also eating poison. The oil spill can also affect the food chain on land. The oil can stick to bird’s feathers and that can affect the bird’s insulation and the bird can't adjust its body temperature and it can die. And just like the marine wild life, the animal that eats the bird will die, too.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:33 pm |
  181. Michael

    The oil spill is really bad and if killing wildlife. I think that is very bad. Animals are part of nature and dont deserve to die. This will be bad because when we have kids they wont know what a fish of shrimp look like. This is very sad. We have to keep trying our best to save the wildlife.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:46 pm |
  182. Tommy

    I think that the sea animals will be impacted the most because they will breath in the oil and will cause them to suffocate.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:46 pm |
  183. GARRETT

    I think the oil spill alot of seafood shops will get less money

    May 18, 2010 at 4:00 pm |
  184. Josh

    It is terrible that all of this wildlife is getting destroyed, but I also think it is bad that the companies are not taking responsibility and just pointing fingers.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:08 pm |
  185. Dart

    I think that the wildlife has been affected the most. We've all seen the pictures of animals covered in the oil, and it's awful. We have done some, but I think we need to do more. All of our efforts should be towards cleaning up and fixing this mess. But, in addition to the animals, the people, the fisherman/women, business owners, and tourists are all being affected.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:10 pm |
  186. Alex

    I think the worst of the oil spill is the gas prices going up 50 cents. Gas already is alot of money and now it is more money. Also we need gas for our cars and people are driving every day and they need gas for their car to work.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:16 pm |
  187. Jazmin

    the most effected in this crisis is the sea life . They are the most effected .To clean all the animals will take a very long time . to clean the water and clean the animals effected is the most important.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:18 pm |
  188. Sarah

    i think the best way to get rid of the spill is to burn the oil away. they need to stop being babies and grow up!!!

    May 18, 2010 at 4:19 pm |
  189. Anonymous

    poor animals! I believe i can fly also i think that the oil company should burn all the oil. Burning the oil will not hurt the environment as much as just letting the oil float around soaking the poor birds.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:20 pm |
  190. Nathalie

    I believe that fishermen and other workers of the sea are going to be the most affected since alot of animals might die they will be out of work

    May 18, 2010 at 4:20 pm |
  191. Maggie

    I am most concerned about how the halt in the fishing market will effect the economy and the livelihoods of the fishermen who rely on the fish.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:20 pm |
  192. Andrew

    These terrorists need to stop bombing us with oil and it is bad for the gulf of Mexico.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:21 pm |
  193. Esperanza

    Most of the problems that the oil spill is creating are problems that the U.S has been facing for a while, but what I think is the most important is the loss of jobs. Economy has been a big problem and I think the oil spill is just increasing the job loss so I think that this problem should be fixed.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:22 pm |
  194. Dart

    I believe that the wildlife has been affected the most. Obviously oil doesn't belong in the ocean. If it was, animals would have adapted to this by now. They aren't. It's dangerous, and needs to be taken care of. Animals are just simply dying, and it's horrible, and unfair. Also every one on a nearing coast is being affected. Whether it has washed ashore yet or not. They are still preparing, and our fisherman, are still stuck at home. We have done some, but no where near enough. ALL of our efforts should be going towards fixing and cleaning this mess up.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:23 pm |
  195. Peter

    Bp is responsible of all these oil spills. Without all the fishes and shrimps, etc., the whole food chain ends and it will take more then our life cycle to recover all the sea species. Bp should have been more careful and from now on they should be extra cautious in checking the safety of the oil rig.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:24 pm |
  196. Dromsky

    I think marine life is bing impacted the most, but if there is no marine life, there is no businesses for marine life. If there is no businesses for marine life uor economy could get weaker. Then, we will have less to product and distribute.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:33 pm |
  197. Aidan

    I think that the worst part is tourism. Less people will visit cities with spoiled beaches. If i were a traveler, I would wait until the beaches were cleaned up, but that may take a long time. Also the spill is affecting many water animals and their habitats. I think saving these animals should be our first priority.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:38 pm |
  198. cruz

    the worst part is that our seas are being contaminated and effecting marine life as well the water we need....

    May 18, 2010 at 4:38 pm |
  199. mathew

    I think that fishing is going to be scarce in the Gulf of Mexico. Darn you BP. Now the environment is being totally effected.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:38 pm |
  200. EMILY

    I think the oil spill is terible and the worst part of it is that its in our oceans its killing our animals and its breaking our food chain did you hear that they found dead dolphins and dead sea turles washed up on the sand?I realy wish this did not happen but it did.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:54 pm |
  201. Nicholas

    I think this oil spill will affect the food chains and sea animals and some land animals. The price for fish will go up and also shrimp, lobster and crab. If we don’t end this our kids won’t know how fish, lobster, shrimp and crab taste like or look like. We all need to do our part to make this a better world. And to stop this oil spill you all need to do something.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:04 pm |
  202. Anonymous

    I think the oil spill most affects the food chain. We are part of the food chain which means it will affect us. It will affect our gas prices. Our sea food (40% of our sea food comes from the gulf) will be gone and our children may never know what sea turtles and fish or most other animals look like, or what sea food tastes like. But, if you want none of this to happen then donate make a change, and do not be one of those people who let everyone else do the work for them, act now and make difference, it is our world!

    May 18, 2010 at 5:04 pm |
  203. Ashley

    I think that this spill is so bad that there is really no part that has been affected by this that will get the worst of it. The people will be affected, the plants will be affected, the ocean life will be affected, the beaches, every thing wilth any link to this oil spill will be affected.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:05 pm |
  204. cody

    we need to work together to contain the oil spill. It is hurting not only our economy but also our enviroment and the life there. BP and the other two companies need to stop pointing fingers and work together to solve the problem

    May 18, 2010 at 5:06 pm |
  205. Jenlu

    I think the oil spill most affects the fish industry, food chain. I think it affects the food chain the most because the fisher men now can’t fish and they won’t earn money. Many animals will die and it sets of the domino effect. Since the oil spill the economy has been crashing and gas and fish prices are going up. I hope that our children will at least know what a fish is.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:06 pm |
  206. sarah

    we need to work together to contain the oil spill. It is hurting not only our economy but also our enviroment and the life there. BP and the other two companies need to stop pointing fingers and work together to solve the problem

    May 18, 2010 at 5:06 pm |
  207. isaih

    we need to work together to contain the oil spill. It is hurting not only our economy but also our enviroment and the life there. BP and the other two companies need to stop pointing fingers and work together to solve the problem.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:07 pm |
  208. kevin

    we need to work together to contain the oil spill. It is hurting not only our economy but also our enviroment and the life there. BP and the other two companies need to stop pointing fingers and work together to solve the problem.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:08 pm |
  209. SARAH

    i think that the worst part about the oil spill is that all the animals will die and our childerenwont know what a sea turtle looked like in the futhure. what will be impacted most is how much water life is going t die and how are they going to stop the oil from leaking out.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:13 pm |
  210. Raelynn

    Although we have other food sources, I think this will have a huge impact on our diets and on the lives of people who work with seafood - chefs, grocers, and fishermen.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  211. Abby

    The worst part is how we sit here and accuse each other. We are human, we make mistakes. But then we FIX IT!

    May 18, 2010 at 5:31 pm |
  212. tezmariah

    i believe and know that the most that will be affected by the oil spill is the poor creatures in the ocean. they are dying because of this spill and are turning to extinction!

    May 18, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
  213. Janella

    The oil company should be at blam for this and should be paying with their jobs! Why do the animals and people need to sufer for what they did? And the poor animals are only get sicker from the oil, along with anyone that goes to the beach!

    May 18, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  214. Summer

    I think the worst part is the spill's effect on the people and the enviroment. So many companies are closing down and moving, and the delicate ecosystems are being thrown off balance.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  215. Ashley

    The worst part of it is the longer it takes to fix the leak,the badder. I feel bad for the marine life. The water will get affected, animals can't drink the water, and the animals will die. From the animal's point of view, the oil spill is a dangerous thing that might make their lives a little bit wacky.If this goes on forever,we may die out with the animals.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:47 pm |
  216. hannah

    I think that the thing that will be affected most by the oil spill is us. People are osing their jobs if they were fisherman because all the animals are dying. Also, the economy is effected by it because they had to raise the price of seafood because it is hard to find now. Since the price is higher, people won't buy it. The whole food chain is affected too. Fish will die so then squid, krill, seals, plankton and birds will die, too. Then, whales and sharks will die and then more and more things will die. Then, we will die!

    May 18, 2010 at 5:54 pm |
  217. Kimberly

    I think the worst part of the oil spill is the food chain. I think the worst part of it is the food chain because the animals are drinking the oil and other animals eat these pacific animals, so when they eat the animals they are eating animal they are also drinking the oil. So while this is happening our children might not know what these animals that will become extinct looks like.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:56 pm |
  218. Hailey

    I think that the worst part of it is how many people are getting put out of work. These people fish for a living and now, they cant do that anymore because of the oil spill. Even though this is a bad situation, I believe their will have some good out of it too. The best part of this situation is how many people are soming together to help eachother out. In times of crisis like these, it makes a country stronger.

    May 18, 2010 at 6:06 pm |
  219. GEORGE

    The worst thing about the oil spill is that it is ruining our fish that we eat. That is bad for the economy because fishermen are not getting fish that means that they can't sell anything and then they will go out of business.

    May 18, 2010 at 6:13 pm |
  220. Ben

    I think the worst part of the disaster is the marine life and water. It will hurt the ocean big time. It's Going to take a while to clean up but if the animals and humans are safe then I am fine.

    May 18, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
  221. Alisa

    i think it is sick that we are getting the seafood we EAT from the "Gulf of Maexico" because of the oil!...also it is harming the animals at the same time and they may have been in the oil inhaled it and we might be EATING that!

    May 18, 2010 at 6:25 pm |
  222. Iryna

    The massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill will have a great impact on both the economy and the ecosystem. The oil could harm birds, fish and microbes which they consume. The number of jobs in seafood manufacturing could be impacted by this.

    May 18, 2010 at 6:35 pm |
  223. Luke

    The worst part of the oil spill is that most of the animals who are in the Gulf are likely to be killed. We are hurting the animal species by killing these innocent sea animals one by one with oil spills. Our lives shouldn't be run on oil. If we didn't even use oil things like oil spills wouldn't happen and we'd save all the amazing sea creatures.

    May 18, 2010 at 6:47 pm |
  224. Vasyl

    I am like tourist will not go to this area, where nature is damaged by the oil spill. So the tourism is affected by the catastrophe greatly.

    May 18, 2010 at 6:50 pm |
  225. Michaela

    What I think what will be most imacted is the environment I have seen in many pictures on the beaches in many towns dead sea turtles and many other sea animals its horrible! They have alot of work to do

    May 18, 2010 at 6:57 pm |
  226. Gabi

    I think it is bad for the animals because animals that eat fish will be hungry.
    It is bad for us because we won't be able to eat seafood or f animals can't eat food we can't eat food because if the oil overflows the water than the crops will be destroyed and we would NOT be able to eat!!

    May 18, 2010 at 7:02 pm |
  227. hailey

    it is a shame that it is killing all those animal.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:04 pm |
  228. Eric

    I think that the marine wildlife is being affected the most like fish, turtles, birds, dolphins, whales, and other marine wildlife. Some of the animals might become endangered or even extinct for a result of this massive oil spill. If this doesn't stop people that are born in later years might not know what a fish looks like.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:06 pm |
  229. angelagh

    I think the worst part is the spill is on the enviroment. So many companies are closing down and moving because they cant
    sell sea food (that stinks.)

    May 18, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  230. Alyssa

    I think that this is a very bad topic. The economy may go down, the fishing industry won't be making money becuase of the oil spill. Also it may cause a lot of damage and will be hard to clean up.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:22 pm |
  231. Megan

    I think it is the worst for the countries economy and especially for the fishing market. The animal population will go up but for the countries right now, the economy will most likely decline with the loss in fishing profits made by other countries and they might look to us for help.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:22 pm |
  232. patrick

    I think it is the sea animals thats are in the water.I am very sad and mad for what is happin I do see people working togather to fix this probelm.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:28 pm |
  233. Allison

    I think that marine life will be effected the most because the oil is contaminating their world and effecting their things such as food, oxygen and the things that they need to survive. Meaning that many different kinds of marine life will die and that will also impact the fishing industry.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:33 pm |
  234. JFDMS

    I think that the oil spill will impact the most on wildlife because of all the fish and birds, ducks ect, drinking all that oil and eating food out of the sea that for all they know could be contaminated.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:46 pm |
  235. Cody

    I think that there will be less tourists coming to the visit gulf coast because of fear of the spill coming in on them.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:58 pm |
  236. Marcus

    Honestly the water may be dirty but the ocean wildlife probably wont be as affected as the land and fishing ships. See why people think the fish are going to be affected the most is because the fishing ships are complaining about fishing because when they get the fish up out of the water and the oil gets stuck on it. So people think fish have it bad. Well thats all goodbye.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:05 pm |
  237. Somu

    I think that personally, the lives of the people are affected the most. When you hurt marine life, you hurt the people that love and depend on it. Not only does it hurt the economy, it saddens the hearts of the people living around the area. It concerns me deeply how much disaster this oil spill has caused, and I hope that there are solutions out there to help this terrible tragedy.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:09 pm |
  238. leilani

    i think that the thing that will be harmed the most is the animals in the ocean because many of them may go istinct because of the oil spill.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:15 pm |
  239. Aaron

    I think it is a huge disaster in mexico. The marine life will die and the oil can spread to diffrent places too like California or mississippi. This is a humungous castrasophe.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:19 pm |
  240. Aaron

    It will destory the coral reefs and all the fish and all the beathy of the shores.

    We need to stop this oil before it reaches shores and it will be the greatest destator in history.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:23 pm |
  241. Melina

    i think the biggest impact is the death of most animals because they are living too.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:29 pm |
  242. Kristin

    The oil spill is such a disaster. So many peoples are suffering because of it. The spill is killing so many marine animals that are harvested at this time of year. The fishermen that would harvest them are not able to and do not have any money. Many people are fishermen in the area where the oil spill is occurring. They will be out of work. The economy there is going to be devastated. On top of that there will be a small amount of seafood in stores this year. Therefore, the prices of seafood will be very high. The oil spill is not only going to affecting the Gulf of Mexico, it is affecting the entire country.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:39 pm |
  243. Allison

    I think we should stop worrying about just how we can do something, we need to get active and actually do something. Why don't we start cleaning the animals, and putting them in safe habitats until the oil is contained.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:44 pm |
  244. McKenna

    I think that the worst part of the oil spill is that the animals in the golf are dying and its not fair to them because they had nothing to do with it . I also think the worst part of it is that its spreading but if we really try we can stop it.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:48 pm |
  245. Kaleb

    i think they should fix by putting on a bigger pipe to stop the oil spill beacuse it is killing animals and that is bad for the Earth. I think they are trying so they at least need to do a better job.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:05 pm |
  246. Anonymous

    I think this cotastrophy is an al out ecological disaster, but its affecting the seafood industry the most. The area affected by the oil spill is a huge part of were everyone tries to fish.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:11 pm |
  247. Rachel

    I think that the marine wild life is the worst part of being affected! And that we should help save them as much as possible.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:11 pm |
  248. Carla

    I think its a shame that the prices are going up because of an accident. I think that bp should pay for it not us.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:15 pm |
  249. mateline

    i think that it can be harming all of the animals that live in the gulf of mexico,and they is harming us a little because all of the animals will be dieing and you wont be able to eat them ,and the good part about it is there are people out thereto help clean up the oil spill and there should be more if you want to eat THAT SEA FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!.......HUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

    May 18, 2010 at 9:22 pm |
  250. Carl

    I think that people should protest because BP is at fault and the people had no part in it. So why should we be punished. I think BP should fix the leak and pay whatever amount of oil we lost because of it.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:23 pm |
  251. carl

    i think that this problem is going to be like a domino effect. for example sunlight gets fewerm, then platon dies, fish that eat platon die, fish that eat other fish will die, then from all of this people will be getting laid off and we will be brought back to square one

    May 18, 2010 at 9:31 pm |
  252. Jonathan

    Obviously, the fishing industry is taking quite a hit. More importantly, I think, this disaster will damage hundreds and hundreds of years' worth of marine life and the ecosystem. The cleanup efforts will cost millions, or even billions (if the weather is very bad), of dollars. The marine life will be irreplaceable.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:36 pm |
  253. Allison

    I think we should stop mourning about how sad we are about the animals... we should start helping the animals. We may be young, but our power is mighty. Why don't we do car washes or something to raise money? We could clean up all the affected animals and put them in a safe enviroment until their home is clean, beautiful, and back to one of the amazing things about this nation.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:42 pm |
  254. isaac

    it will be bad for animals and fish life because they need a good environment and with the oil spill it would put the animals endanger and tourist would not want to visit a place like that

    May 18, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  255. Dylan

    Marine life will be demolished if we don't take a stand fast. I hope we do it sooner than later.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  256. dusty

    i think it will bother the economy because of less tourism. Not only that but it will damage the ecosystem

    May 18, 2010 at 11:01 pm |
  257. Brian

    To me, the worst part of this oil spill and the developing plumes is the long term mental effects it will have on us. This spill is becoming eerily similar to the Exxon Valdez spill back in 1989. Once we get this cleaned up, we are gonna be reluctant to on making another oil rig.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:17 pm |
  258. Keenan

    The thing that will be effected the most is the fishing industry. And BP needs to find a way to stop the spill completely. If a oil spill came to where I live it would ruin my towns economy. Because about 90% of our economy is fishing.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:56 pm |
  259. JJ

    It'll affect many things. Economy, nature, people, land, and the food we'll eat. But out of these nature will be affected the most. Economy can always get better and we have plenty of food. The nature is hard to bring back to normal after it gets destroyed. I hope the animals won't be affected and the oil will soon clear out because the ocean looks SICK!

    May 19, 2010 at 5:31 am |
  260. eric

    many bad things could happen to the fish so the fishermen will have to leave or go somewhere else to fish. also the oil could cause some major pollution and who knows what will happen then.

    May 19, 2010 at 6:27 am |
  261. Kayla

    what i think will be impacted on the most is the animals and the pollution {oil} because it can destroy an entire ecosystem just because of one little slip up. Not to mention the economy.

    May 19, 2010 at 7:16 am |
  262. Abby

    I think that it does hurt everything. The economy, the environment, tourism, but think of it on the more human side of things. The people living there are aware their home is being poisoned, we do almost nothing, and worst of all, the people who should fix it and save the day are sitting back and trying to decided who has to pay the fine. DECIDE THAT AFTERWARDS! YOU MADE A MISTAKE, HURT THINGS, AND NOW WHAT SHOULD YOUDO? FIX IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 19, 2010 at 7:18 am |
  263. Kenzie

    I think the worst part is the sea life. Those poor animals, they are so cute! But the oil hurting the sea life, is hurting that people on land with business that has to do with the underwater cuties! POOR EVERYONE! It makes me sad!

    May 19, 2010 at 8:09 am |
  264. Justin

    NOOOOO the fish are gonna die....................

    May 19, 2010 at 8:48 am |
  265. Kyle

    I think that the fish market and beaches will be the most affected because teh oil is poisoning the fish and landing on beaches. On the beaches, it is a health hazard to people who go there.

    May 19, 2010 at 8:49 am |
  266. Kameron

    I think alot of the beaches will have oil blobs washing on shore.

    May 19, 2010 at 8:52 am |
  267. Feras

    i think the thing that iran is not such a good thing so i hope they do not do what they are about to do

    May 19, 2010 at 9:00 am |
  268. ella

    this oil spill is getting worse and what really horrible is that the people are only talking about when really thy need to do something updates are great but lest do more work then just talking

    May 19, 2010 at 9:09 am |
  269. malayasia

    that is so bad those for those poor animals

    May 19, 2010 at 9:49 am |
  270. Davis

    I think this oil spill is bad for marine life. It is bad for marine life because if animals try to eat other animal they can die of the oil that the other animals are breathing in.

    May 19, 2010 at 9:49 am |
  271. melanie

    i think we shoud do some thing about this i think it is not right

    May 19, 2010 at 9:51 am |
  272. Justice

    It is bad for people who eat sea food. But also for the animals that eat fish. Ducks will also be hurt because of the oil spill, they will drown and die because the oil will take their breathe.

    May 19, 2010 at 9:51 am |
  273. Janelle

    i think it is bad for the animals that live in the sea because they may die and the bigger animals that eat them may die also because they can get infected.

    May 19, 2010 at 9:51 am |
  274. ami

    I feel really bad about the oil spill. It is very hurtful seeing all of those animals soon to be dead.

    May 19, 2010 at 9:55 am |
  275. kevin

    The oil spill is dangerous for us and the marines animals . The oil spill would affect the entire world. The people should look all the directions from Gulf of mexico.

    May 19, 2010 at 9:56 am |
  276. sam

    the marine life in the ocean will get infected as well as the fishing industries !!!!!

    May 19, 2010 at 9:56 am |
  277. Emmanuel

    It is not good for all those sea animals because the oil will cause all of the animals like fish,sharks,octapus, and others will die.

    May 19, 2010 at 9:58 am |
  278. sariani

    the oil spill will make the animals will die and also it will be bad for us because if we eat it it will be bad for us .

    May 19, 2010 at 9:59 am |
  279. hillary

    Omg i feel so bad for the animals. the oil spilled and mostly 40% of the seafood is gone. Animals are being killed and its not fair for them.They must be starving to death i feel so bad for them. The united states shouldnt just be thinking about themselves they should join in and help out so nothing bad could happen to the usa and other countries!!!!! and nobody wants that

    May 19, 2010 at 10:01 am |
  280. Mariana

    I think this is bad for the people and all those animals that have to eat fish to survive. All those tourists that go to the hotels to visit will also be affected by the seafood. That is my opinion!!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:02 am |
  281. george

    I think that it is they need to try to clean the oil out of the water if other animals would eat them they will die.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:02 am |
  282. Mark

    I'm am disappointed there always a problem with the ocean its oil and people really don't care what's happening its gonna effect us in the long way.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:03 am |
  283. Lanaja

    we should take responsibility and everyone should pitch in and do a share of the job

    May 19, 2010 at 10:06 am |
  284. malachi

    This one spill can endanger all of us because if one animal goes down I think we all go down because even if one animal drowns another animal that eats dead animals will eat the animal with oil on it and soon that animal will be sick and die. if the fish that we are are suppose to eat get oil on it, it will become poisonous to us humans. If someone is catching fish and it has oil on it and the person can just rinse it off and some oil can still be in the fish so we may be eating oily fish without even knowing it.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:07 am |
  285. javeh

    I think that this oil that has been spilled in the water can kill over all the marine animal in the ocean or river also i think that if we don't clean the water we could die because that water can get infected and we can't drink or we will die.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:10 am |
  286. Anayxia

    Its just so sad about how we never think of the animals and the earth we live on. People just don't understand the consequences this oil spill will cause to not just the animals but for us too.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:11 am |
  287. Francis

    I think that it is bad for us and animals. If the starving animals eat fish from the gulf it might die and the ecosystem will be destroyed. If the ecosystems are not full or not complete it might effect other animals and it might also effect us too. If the whole gulf is covered with the oil, we might not really know where gulf fish and birds oil free water come from come. They will be not able to live in the Gulf. Also if it comes over wetlands and all crops near to the oil spill – we might not eat some crops. X_X

    May 19, 2010 at 10:14 am |
  288. victor

    They have should of been careful of what they were doing because its at the gulf of mexico and now there are chances of the oil spreading to Cuba then the Dominican Republic or florida or New Orleans which it is not good and sea life will die and birds too <=< and if we eat it [0o] this will make a chain reaction.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:14 am |
  289. Hector

    We just need to put more effort in it and I seriously would come to help but I live in Kansas

    May 19, 2010 at 10:31 am |
  290. Amelia

    I think that the city's along the coast will be hit the hardest because many of them rely on the Gulf to attract tourist.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:56 am |
  291. Ethan

    The fish. they will get the worst of it because they breath the water. if the water has oil in it theyll die!

    May 19, 2010 at 11:02 am |
  292. Zach

    I think the worst part about the oil spill is that tons of animals died because of it.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:08 am |
  293. Troy

    I think that the fishing industry is taking it pretty hard. I dont like fish but thats where alot of our food comes from.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:15 pm |
  294. Thaddieus

    The oil spill is hurting the ainmals they are is danger the oil spill can hurting the ainmals how can you get the oil out of ocean the duck have to siwm in the ocean we need the ocean becuase the ocean mean something to use when are they going to pick up the oil so the ducks can go summing.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:35 pm |
  295. Jasmine

    i think the fish and everything that is actually down in the water will be most affected by the oil spill , then of course the big sea food companies because they have to put a hold on selling the fish, shrimp and stuff, so they will be loosing money.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:55 pm |
  296. Dylan

    I think that the fishing industry will be hit the hardest. With that much oil in the water, it's killing of the trade for these fisherman. That’s pretty much the only thing they have to make money off of.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:56 pm |
  297. Leah

    I think the worst part of the oil spill will be the areas who rely on the water and fishing industry. If the oil gets into the current then our economy will turn into a blur. Many jobs will be lost, and all of the state will be effected.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:30 pm |
  298. Alysa

    I think the worst part of it is the Seafood that cant be caught or the animals dieing because of this spill. There have been so many businesses effected already. The real question is, is what is BP goinng to do for these businesses that had to shut down?

    May 19, 2010 at 1:33 pm |
  299. gabby

    i think its horrible that animals have to deal with the oil its just not fair. animals dont do anything for the oil. ITS NOT GOOD OR NOT FAIR!

    May 19, 2010 at 1:37 pm |
  300. Mrs. Halpins class

    the fish will get sick by the oil and die. we will not going to be able to in join them.if all the fish die the fisher men will have to quit there job because there will be not that much fish in the ocean.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:02 pm |
  301. Tanisha

    I think the important part of this discussion is that the animals are being killed by all this oil! There is no food for the animals to eat because its covered by this nasty, horrible oil. A lot of animals are dying enough, we don't need anymore.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:56 pm |
  302. Martia

    The bad part about the oil its that its in the water with all the fish and other things that are dead or becoming to the point of die..Fishermen would not be able to fish because of the oil that is happening

    May 19, 2010 at 3:01 pm |
  303. Brandon

    What i think about this is that................. i really dont know. Well, i really dont think its a really bad thing. Because it kills the fish and thats what we eat. haha 🙂

    May 19, 2010 at 3:02 pm |
  304. Emma

    Anything to recognize to what that oil was talking about is to the parts for what I saw and inside the deep water is that each oil for what to understand.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:05 pm |
  305. rachel

    i think the worst part of the spill is that no one can fish and that leaves stores with less fish and no one can get into beaches wich cost money. the worst part mostiy is that people are losing their jobs which pays them so they can pay their bills

    May 19, 2010 at 3:25 pm |
  306. jose

    i think that it is a very big problem and some one should really do something about it

    May 19, 2010 at 3:30 pm |
  307. Hizela

    I think that the oil spill will affect a lot of people cause they could lose their jobs. And if you go 2 Florida ummm u not gonna be able to go to the beach. I think that is very sad. well hope they fix the oil spill as soon as possible so we wont have to woory about it no more. hope u guys save the animals in the ocean!!!!!!!!!!:)

    May 19, 2010 at 3:30 pm |
  308. BRIAN

    I hate this oil spill because there could be jobs on the line. there already is in the fish company. I don't want the oil to spill to reach the loop current because it will eventually hit the shore.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:31 pm |
  309. Bryan

    This oil spill is a huge crisis. Mostly because a lot of fishers will get their jobs cut because of the lack of fish, shrimp, and other sea food. Plus, the coral reefs are getting deeply affected.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:31 pm |
  310. Travis

    The oil spill is I think going to effect our economy, our country is already down in jobs with the oil spill even more people will have lost thier jobs putting our economy in an even worse position

    May 19, 2010 at 3:32 pm |
  311. ryan

    i think that its stupid that there just yelling at each other instead of dealing with it

    May 19, 2010 at 3:33 pm |
  312. justin

    I think the animals are getting affected the most. All of the fish are dyeing witch birds eat so that means birds will also dye. Sea turtles are dyeing and sharks because when Sea turtles come up for breath they swallow oil. The sharks dye because they eat Sea turtles.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:54 pm |
  313. Michael

    I think the whole thing on the oil spill on the gulf of mexico is bad for all restraunts and on the sea food companies such as crab fishing,fishing and others

    May 19, 2010 at 3:58 pm |
  314. Arnav

    I think our economy will crash again because 40 percent of America's commercial seafood is harvested from the Gulf of Mexico, and oil for gas. I saw the cost for shrimp rise in some places.

    May 19, 2010 at 4:06 pm |
  315. pablo

    i think its gonna kill a loooooooooooooooooooot of fishes

    May 19, 2010 at 4:19 pm |
  316. Sweeney

    HOLY MOO MOO COWS! the oil spill is getting worse. If the government doesn't do anything about this its going to affect a lot of areas. People who are fisher mans won't be having anymore job if the ocean is gone.!

    May 19, 2010 at 4:20 pm |
  317. Meraisa

    People who live in the oceanic areas will be out of jobs until we clean up this mess that we have created by not following the rules that they have set up.

    May 19, 2010 at 4:20 pm |
  318. Sarah

    Why can't they find a way to stop this with all the technology and they tried so many ways just wasting more money they need to find a way to fix this before it effects us all.

    May 19, 2010 at 4:21 pm |
  319. Alexis

    The worst part of the oil spill is not americans, but the sea life. The spill is affecting the sea animals the most because they live, and breath in that water. Its sad that they have to suffer from our mistake

    May 19, 2010 at 4:21 pm |
  320. Andrey

    I think this is awful because this totally ruins the environment of the gulf and makes some people pay for the damage they did to the living organisms in the water, the fishing industries, national parks, and the people that worked on either of those since they don't have jobs left.

    May 19, 2010 at 4:24 pm |
  321. Seckie

    If this keeps going busniess will be done for

    May 19, 2010 at 4:27 pm |
  322. Rachelyn

    i think that land, marine life, and the beaches are going to be affected.

    May 19, 2010 at 4:42 pm |
  323. Cyra

    I think oil stinks cause when it spills it kills hundreds of animals destroys natural habits and technically its bed for the economy because it causes fisherman to loose there jobs and if it goes on long enough it can shut down business.

    May 19, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
  324. port

    we say that people should act quicly because evreything that lives there is going to be affected.:(

    May 19, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  325. Chelsea

    If they don't clean up the oil spill soon all the fish factories will close down!!!!!

    May 19, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  326. Carol-Anne

    I think the worst part is the economy. It was bad enough with the recession but now this will just harm the fishing industry even more. Instead of getting better, it got worse. Personally I think they should just put kitty litter in the ocean and hopefully it will soak it all up.

    May 19, 2010 at 5:37 pm |
  327. Jared

    The worst part of this is the impact on wildlife. Many species live in or feed from these waters. If these birds, fish, and other species get contaminated and have offspring this offspring will then also be contaminated. So even after this spill the people and other animals that depend on this food source could be at risk well after or if we clean up the spill. I think we need to stop offshore drilling and invest into alternate sources of power like wind, solar, and water. Instead we are making more drills and not changing the future for the good.

    May 19, 2010 at 5:43 pm |
  328. Elizabeth

    I feel that this oil spill will mainly affect the economy. With the unemployment rate already high, it will continue to rise. Fishermen will be unable to fish. Seafood reasturants will have to close. It is like a chain reaction; each time is a bigger blow to the economy.

    May 19, 2010 at 5:44 pm |
  329. Elizabeth

    Everything and everyone will be affected. The oil spill is hurtful in every way imaginable, which is why we must get it under control. If we don't, the consequences will be devastating.

    May 19, 2010 at 5:47 pm |
  330. ali

    i think that the thing tahat will be harmed the most is the wildlife. they should really put a lot of effort into saving it. they also should try to save the seafood. people wont be able to afford it if the spill gets worse.

    May 19, 2010 at 5:51 pm |
  331. Ben

    I think that the marine life in danger from the spill is the worst possible thing that has happened from this oil spill. As humans we have the responsibility to protect the lives of those other animals. This is hurting a delicate ecosystem and the beauty it inspires.

    May 19, 2010 at 5:54 pm |
  332. Samantha

    I think that everyone is helping out so much just by staying calm. I also thinks this teaches people that off shore drilling isn't a good idea. It was an accident after all this also shoes we need a plan for the next time this happens.

    May 19, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
  333. Andrea

    I think the worst thing about the oil spill is the loss of animal lives and I just wish it could stop now and stop the huge damage it is doing to the gulf of Mexico.

    May 19, 2010 at 6:04 pm |
  334. austin

    bp should make sure their emergency systems work in case of an emergency like this happens.

    May 19, 2010 at 6:34 pm |
  335. Ladasha

    I think the worst part of the oil spill is how the oil is killing sea life. There is already so much happening to the ocean and adding oil is not helping at all.

    May 19, 2010 at 6:38 pm |
  336. Marisa

    Many people will have to pay higher prices on everything from gas to fish diners because of this "natural" disaster which could have been avoided if the oil company had just followed the regulations of where they could and couldn't drill.

    May 19, 2010 at 7:19 pm |
  337. DiMA

    I think that this oil spill is CRAZZY!! We need to get rid of all the oil ASAP. I think that if BP will use all their strategies that were shown to us in class when we watched the cnn studen news, so if they use all their strategies then they can probably make the spill to go away little by little. But at least the oil is going to be get rid of. And also I think that the robots shown on monday on the news can transport the oil to some stations through some tubes so oil will not be a loss. And I feel bad for the sealife since tourists cant see it and the sealife themselves.

    May 19, 2010 at 7:59 pm |
  338. Sarahi

    I believe the worst of it is that the government gave the permission or idea of drilling into the earth when they knew there would be horrifing consequences. Now people are losing their jobs and much of marine life is in danger.

    May 19, 2010 at 8:52 pm |
  339. Carolina

    i think that the worst is the sea life and how much it can be affected because as i read on one of the blogs if one animal dies of posining then another animal will try and eat it while it has oil it in and so it will affect another animal. i also think its all bad for the fisher men, etc the people who like catch sea food.

    May 19, 2010 at 8:57 pm |
  340. Anthony

    personaly i believe that sea creatures and americans will be affected almost equally. Americans will lose 40% of their seafood, but the sea creatures will lose their home in the gulf

    May 19, 2010 at 8:58 pm |
  341. Ms. Gee's

    We do not think that one area would be impacted more than any other. We feel that each area will be significantly impacted and that all areas impacted are interconnected.
    First off, of course the marine life will be impacted. Creatures becoming stricken by the oil, paralyzed, or worst case dying. This will have an impact on the Marine Ecosystem in the Gulf of Mexico. This will then have an impact on the economy with the the no fishing, shrimping, clamming bans- fisherman and companies will not be able to have money coming in for the businesses and their families. We watched how one company had to already lay off over half of their workers because there was no work (cleaning of fish and clams) to be completed. BP's oil spill is effecting marine life, businesses, and families.
    We think BP should be responsible for the clean up ( please do not plug the holes with garbage- thats just adding more pollution to pollution), fixing the problem, and helping the businesses and families that are be effected with loss of money.
    So to answer the question of which area would have the most impact by BP's problem we think that all areas will have a great impact and to put one area above another on an importance scale would not be the right thing to do.

    May 19, 2010 at 9:04 pm |
  342. Ahmad

    I think that the oil spill has done a lot of damage especially to the seafood companies. I think that it is a tragedy that they have no jobs as of now and also we cant get any fresh seafood. In addition i think that it is vary important that they get the oil spill under control because so many life's depend on it !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 19, 2010 at 11:04 pm |
  343. Philip

    The worst part is not getting my shrimp.

    May 20, 2010 at 7:27 am |
  344. Barack

    in my opinion the worst part of this oil spill is that many americans are losing there jobs down in the southern states like florida and louisiana and in addition alot of american sea food comes from the gulf and since it is now covered in oil it is doubtful that much food uf any will be brought in.

    May 20, 2010 at 8:14 am |
  345. Paige

    I think EVERYTHING will be affected! Its killing animals which kill our food, less food equals more starving people, staving people equals going away to get food, going away causes less population!

    May 20, 2010 at 8:42 am |
  346. Mancino's Class

    We think it is not fair because all the animals haven't done nothing wrong and they are actually going to die. We think it is not fair for all the animals & sea creatures. Also, we count on the animals and sea creatures because they provide food for humans and other animals.

    All the fish have the omega 3 that we need. The oil spill keeps spreading and the sea creatures ecosystem is dead.

    It is something that the oil spill keeps on spilling and spreading because the birds are going to die. Every day the oil spill keeps on getting bigger and reaching other states it will harm more birds, sea creatures and humans.

    It not only will affect the animals and sea creature but it affects the humans who want to swim, fish and boat. It is also going to affect people who have business because people will want to take their families to vacation in a safer place.

    May 20, 2010 at 9:59 am |
  347. TRUONG

    I think the point here is that after this disaster, experts should gather and find an adequate technique that makes oil rigs safer than before. Moreover, human ought to have a look back to what we have done sofar. Should we risk our future for front profits or save our environment.

    May 20, 2010 at 10:08 am |
  348. brianna

    our whole seafood supplies will be down and we wont have as much food as we have now and most people depend on for survival.

    May 20, 2010 at 10:27 am |
  349. Dom

    I think the animals will get covered in oil and die. Also it will cost people a lot of money to pay to clean up the animals. plus there would be a shortage of food were those animals are and we wouldn't have as much seafood.

    May 20, 2010 at 10:47 am |
  350. Kneeland's Class

    We think that wherever the ocean current takes the oil spill its going to spread into Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana, and Florida and kill the fish, crabs, dolphins, sharks, whales, sea turtles and seals. Also, the oil can kill the birds and other animals on land.

    The oil spill will cause the ocean to effect the ecosystems. The animals will be endangered on the land and the oceans. They don't deserve slow death and extinction.

    May 20, 2010 at 11:40 am |
  351. jeremy

    this may effect fish food around the world!

    May 20, 2010 at 11:56 am |
  352. safiya

    i think the animals will definitly be the worst part of it because the oil hurts and kills different species and hurts the enviroment.

    May 20, 2010 at 11:57 am |
  353. kirsa

    wowww this is real serius this is and will effect us wow idk what 2 say about this either way is still gonna hurt us.

    May 20, 2010 at 11:59 am |
  354. Miguel

    I can already say that a lot of peoples lives are going to change because there are families that only eat fish in Mexico and the fish can be extinct

    May 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm |
  355. Kneeland's Class

    i think it horrible that the animals have to deal with the oil hope it gets clean and sune because its going to spread and fast

    May 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm |
  356. ira

    the marine wildlife will get effected especially know that it is in florida and there are a lot of wildlife in florida like sea turtles and coral reefs etc.

    May 20, 2010 at 12:01 pm |
  357. darliz

    i think the thinq that will get most affected will be the marine life. They will suffer and die. Imagine...... just because of humans incapacity and ignorance to find an alternative we're hurting our home and hurting the animals home. This can spread. This can and WILL eventually hurt everyone!. Fishes and animals will be the most affected by this tremendous disaster. Of course it will affect us. But it hurts them more. It will hurt them more because thier gettinq the direct attack, the first hit. Their the first one's to get negatively affected and in the long run if we don't stop this soon.. we'll lose our precious animals.. THIS IZ NOt GOOD!

    May 20, 2010 at 12:02 pm |
  358. kirsa

    omg i wonder wat will hapen if they dont find a cure 4 dis

    May 20, 2010 at 12:03 pm |
  359. Kneeland's Class

    I Think That The People And Animlas Are Affected The Most Because The Oil Is Damaging The Water And The Animals Are Going TO Die ; Then The People That Eat The Animals Are Going To Have To Stop Eating Sea Food !

    May 20, 2010 at 12:07 pm |
  360. angelica

    i think they should stop that oil spill with something eco friendly that won't harm the earth

    May 20, 2010 at 12:07 pm |
  361. Bibi

    i think many people will be affected. Water is the most important to living things. Animals and plants will also be affected with the oil. And everything will be affected.

    May 20, 2010 at 12:12 pm |
  362. Claribel

    I think that this should be fixed right away. I don't think that the people who are trying to fix this problem isn't working hard enough. Even though they should try to do everything they can and even more. All of these sea animals are suffering and when more oil comes in its more dangerous for the animals. I think this because if this doesn't stop these animals are at risk of extinction.

    May 20, 2010 at 12:20 pm |
  363. Kelsey

    I think the marine life would be affected the most. I think this because they are the ones living in it.

    May 20, 2010 at 12:51 pm |
  364. emanuel

    the ol spill is a rally bad situation. i think this spill has killed alot of sea creatures by now. i think people should start thinking fast before the oil spreads father out.

    May 20, 2010 at 1:47 pm |
  365. harsh

    I think the best american citizen can do is just give dontations.

    May 20, 2010 at 1:55 pm |
  366. Arshi

    I think the worst of it is small businesses losing money. If this continues, innocent shop owners will have to close their business. This is going to make our economy worse.

    May 20, 2010 at 2:16 pm |
  367. alondra

    The oil spill is what well affect so many things. The spill as killed so many sea creatures. We have to do some...... but what?

    May 20, 2010 at 2:24 pm |
  368. Isabelle

    The oil spill affected the fishing industries the most. Fishing industries bring in fish for the market place and restuarants.
    Fishing industries are most affected because when they catch them they sell them to restuarnts,markets, and by selling them they recieve money and in return are able to support there family.
    If restuarants don't get the fish they will have to either close down or take sea food off the menu.
    This is why i think fishing industries are most affected by the oil spill.

    May 20, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  369. Jordan

    It all started with a big drill and a ocean. Also a big pipe too. They took the drill and broke the big pipecausing a leak. The worst part is they were being dumb at that point they were unprepared.

    It was a big mistake several changes have happend ever sense. Fish are all cantamionated and animals are dieing its all their fault the pipe is going to countiue to leak.

    They need to atleast block it or all may be affected by the oil.I hope they clean up the oil some people are upset snd rioting.

    This is bad clean and help more animals. Or some will became extinct and it will be bad for not juust them us too.

    May 20, 2010 at 4:52 pm |
  370. Belle

    The worst of the oil spill is people have to close down business and marine life is decreasing because of the oil spill.
    People have to close down their business because of the oil spill. Hundreds and thousands pounds are contaminated by the oil spill.
    Many sea animals are being killed or extremly ill. When they would come up for air they would breath oil. I feei so bad how animals died for our mistakes .
    Every animal and business is suffering because of our mistakes. Why do we cause so much harm for one thing oil .We should think next time we do something we should think who we can hurt.
    This is what we have been doing to business and marine life.We could of prentivented this by double cheak the pipes so we don't have to go through this again.

    May 20, 2010 at 5:01 pm |
  371. alexis

    The worst of the oil spill. Is the oil is getting in to the fish gels and they get invented by the oil and people go and catch does fish the are in the ocean I think the impacted by the people the eat does ocean life people.

    Who eat does animal they get sick or maybe they just die cause of the oil I think the government should do something to help.

    The is a impact in the world the we are killing the world. Water is the thing the we need to be alive we should do something to help people and animal we eat finish the oil spill was is Earth day.

    I think the people whan to do the so the they can get money.

    May 20, 2010 at 5:04 pm |
  372. HALEY

    The worst impact from this disaster has to be the sea creatures. The animals are breathing in oil instead of water and it is killing them. Also, it is affecting the sea food stores, because the fishermen can not go out to catch the creatures. It is messing up the sea life food chain the most!
    When sea creatures go by the oil spill and breathe in, they breathe in the oil instead of the water. This is affecting there lungs because the oil goes straight to there lungs and makes it harder for the creature to breath.
    Sea food stores and restaurants are closing down because of the oil spill. The fishermen are not aloud to go out into the Gulf of Mexico, so they can’t go and get the creatures they need.
    The oil spill is affecting the sea life food chain the most. If a creature wants to eat another creature, and that creature has oil in it, then that fish will also get sick, and possibly die too!

    May 20, 2010 at 5:04 pm |
  373. Ashley

    What would be impacted the most by this disaster is that the fishermen and women that go fishing. It could be the fishermen and women because: They need to sell fish, to make a living. They need money for themselves and their families. Lastly, some people usually buy fish for special occasions.The most impacted by this disaster is that the sea animals. The fish that swim around in the water end up getting stuck in the oil. It kills them. It also makes them sick. Lastly, it affects, the fishes swimming. The fish can also end up becoming extinct, or maybe sick. Another thing impacted the most by this disaster can also be water. It could be water too because the oil’s in it. Another reason is now that oil has gotten in the water, it’s hard for fish to survive since this happened. Lastly, the people who travels can’t even go in the water.Lastly, that would be impacted most by this disaster makes it hard for travelers. They would want to go under water and explore. Another reason, if they would go on the boat cruise it would be hard for the boat to go through because the oil would be stuck to the sides of the boat and probably slow it down more then its usual speed. Lastly, they wouldn’t be able to see any sea animals in the water

    May 20, 2010 at 5:04 pm |
  374. Isabelle

    i also think that people should unite together and try to save the wild life and fishing industries

    May 20, 2010 at 5:06 pm |
  375. paige

    The worst part of the oil spill to me was about the marine life. Seafood industries are going down because of the spill. Many people are turning down seafood now.

    Many sea animals are in danger right now. Turtles breathe in oil instead of air, which is bad. They get all covered in oil when they swim around. That can cause animals to die.

    People should at least capture the animals and move them to a different location until they fix the problem. When they are done, they can put them back.

    I am glad that they are finding ways to fix the problem. I hope they finish before the animals die. No more animals should be threatened any more.

    May 20, 2010 at 5:06 pm |
  376. Damian

    My thought is that the oil spill will impact schools the most.The oil spill will make fisher men and fisher women fish for fish that are not dead, which is going to be rare in the Gulf of Mexico.Then the sea food restraunts' prices are going to go up, then gas prices go up, and finally, the school teachers and staff will ask for raises and other teachers and staff will be fired.Here is how they will be effected.

    The fish men and women discover that there are no fish in the Gulf.They try to find a place in the Gulf that has fish, which is going to be rare. Becuase of that we will make seafood prices go up. The seafood restruant prices go up by the cause of fish prices. People who own gas stations who go to these restraunts would use most of their money. They then think they need more money. Gas stationprices would go up do to the raised prices. People would get very angry at this. Other people would lose a bunch of their money. People, like teachers would be upset about losing their money and then would go to their boss and ask for a raise,but then other people would get fired that is how schools are affected the most.

    May 20, 2010 at 5:07 pm |
  377. BELLE

    The worst of the oil spill is people have to close down business and marine life is decreasing because of the oil spill.
    People have to close down their business because of the oil spill. Hundreds and thousands pounds are contaminated by the oil spill.
    Many sea animals are being killed or extremely ill. When they would come up for air they would breathe oil. I feel so bad how animals died for our mistakes.
    Every animal and business is suffering because of our mistakes. Why do we cause so much harm for one thing oil .We should think next time we do something we should think who we can hurt.
    This is what we have been doing to business and marine life. We could have prevented this by double check the pipes so we don't have to go through this again.

    May 20, 2010 at 5:08 pm |
  378. Aaliyah

    Most of the seafood stores will go out of buisness. When you are craving seafood, you wont get any unless you are not thinking right and go fishing and you fish is covered in filthy oil.
    Some of the animals died and are dying right this moment because of the oil spill. Some will go extinct. All the animal lovers will cry. The underwater sea critters will go away.=[ For example: Dolphins have to go above the water for air or to do tricks, but when they do that they have to go though a thick layer of oil. They could die.
    People are going out of buisness. For example all the fishermen and people who work for seafood resturaunts. Some people just opened and now they are out of buisness.
    The workers are trying thir best to stop this oil spill. We don't want oilly water to drink. We need the oil spill to stop so all the living organisms can have fresh and clean water.
    All of these reasons are very important because what would we do with out water. Without water we all would die. This is all I have to say for the oil spill disaster! Peace!

    May 20, 2010 at 5:09 pm |
  379. Veronique

    There are a number of bad things that can happen because of the oil spill. Numder one fisher man two fishing businesses three animals and sea life.What can we do adout it? They are alraedy tried a contament box and under water robots and even another pipe that can collect 20% of the oil. There are so many problems ,but why is the industries and goverment ,are the only ones makeing the ideas to try to stop the oil spill. Why not ask poeple in schools they might have the right ideas adout how to stop the iol spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

    May 20, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
  380. Tristan

    what i think was impacted by the oil spill the most was all the sea life around that area and all the sea life that swim through that area.
    I also think that the fishing industry will be impacted alot to becouse thats where we catch all of our sea food.
    and restraunts are gona have an impact becouse they wont be able to get sea food and have to close down or take sea food off the menu.
    and we are also destroying nature by the spill and we are poluting are ocean water and killing our fish.

    May 20, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
  381. Clara

    I think the worst part is how many rifts are deepening between people because of the spill. Republicans vs. Democrats, Corporate vs. Local, Enviroment vs Money. On Capitol Hill- wouldn't it be great if for just one day, red would cross the aisle to blue and vice versa? Our governement reminds me more of two kids fighting over what to eat for dinner than the type of government George Washington started. Not to take a position on politics, but if you step back and look at the big picture, does't it just seem so ridiculous? All the name-calling and rumoring and rejecting ideas simply because they came from someone in an opposing party. Why should we waste life bickering over small things? This isn't working for the public good. This is a work created by greed, run by greed, and filled with greed.

    May 20, 2010 at 7:30 pm |
  382. Samm

    I believe the worst consequence of the recent oil spill calamity will be the effect it has upon the aquatic life living in the Gulf of Mexico. As we have all seen last week in one of your episodes, the oil is not allowing the marine life to breathe, thus killing them.

    May 20, 2010 at 8:00 pm |
  383. Amanda

    WE NEED HELP!!!!!! I think that we should get help fast, before the oil spreads further.

    May 20, 2010 at 8:26 pm |
  384. kyle

    i think bps cares more about the oil than the environment

    May 20, 2010 at 8:53 pm |
  385. Amanda

    The worst part is definately the poor helpless animals that will be killed.

    May 20, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  386. Liam

    I think that this is a great idea! It reflects how even in difficult times, people are still able to lend a hand to those in need...

    May 20, 2010 at 11:35 pm |
  387. Bri

    Right now the economy is bad! And the oil spill just made it worse! I think that the company that owns the oil rig should pay the fisherman for all the time and fish they lost! And get it under control! 😦

    May 21, 2010 at 8:38 am |
  388. Secret

    The worst impact of the oil spill is that the animals that live in the Gulf of Mexico is getting hurt and are being exist like the sea turtles.

    May 21, 2010 at 8:54 am |
  389. aubri

    i think the worst part is that the goverment can afford a man to send a man on the moon but cant stop a simple oil leak

    May 21, 2010 at 8:56 am |
  390. Raffy

    I think this is bad for the living things under water and the animals that go on the water. =/

    May 21, 2010 at 8:56 am |
  391. Alex

    I think the worst part is the sea creatures. Because the sea turtles are going to be gone. And I wont trust the gas company.

    May 21, 2010 at 8:57 am |
  392. khadijah

    this problem is really severe. The oil spills is taking away the sea creatures life and its getting to the point where they are becoming exstict!!!!

    May 21, 2010 at 8:58 am |
  393. mariam

    i think this oil spill will affect what seafoods we eat. i really hope it gets away real quick because lots o animals are in danger of dying . Seafood will be extinct lots of fish will die and people wont be able to eats seafood and the ocean will be very oily i hope there is a plan that will help this situation. I hope there is a rescue plan.,

    May 21, 2010 at 9:00 am |
  394. Martin

    This is the worst to have happened the oil companies must pay for what they did . But they know they can not pay for all the animals they have killed.

    May 21, 2010 at 9:01 am |
  395. Farida

    I have to say that the worst thing about the oil spills in the gulf of mexico is that there are many people who have to use that water to grow plants and crops. Also that there are many animals that live in that ocean and many of them are dying because of the oil spill.

    May 21, 2010 at 9:02 am |
  396. Nancy

    I think what's happing to the golf mexico is bad because , its hurting the creatures that live in the water. Also its bad because the people that work there that catches fish and other sea animals. By that happing it effects their jobs and they have to find new jobs. And its effecting us because the people that like to eat sea food might cant eat it no more.

    May 21, 2010 at 9:03 am |
  397. dylan

    i think they should hurry and clean the oil up so people can be on with there lifes

    May 21, 2010 at 9:04 am |
  398. naija

    i think the worst part is the animals in the water. i think that is because the animals don't have a place to live or any food to eat. also because they are dieing too. that affects us too cause the animals that are in the water we have to eat them but w cant cause of the oil spill. So i really think that they should make an emergency system for them just in case something happen like this again.

    May 21, 2010 at 9:04 am |
  399. Emily

    its sad that under water animals are dieing really dont matter to me because i dont like sea food or any under water animals. But its a bad thing they dieing for no reason.

    May 21, 2010 at 9:04 am |
  400. Lauren (:

    Honestly Im Not A Big Fan Of Fish Or Anything...But The Animals Havent Done Anything Too Hurt Us Or Our Planet. So I Think We Should Do Everything In Our Power Too Help All These Helpful Animals.

    May 21, 2010 at 9:05 am |
  401. nick

    the food we mite not no mor e fish.

    May 21, 2010 at 9:07 am |
  402. ALASIA

    The worst part is that the animals in the water are effected by the oil spills . The animals are dieing because of the oil spills. If More Animals die then how are we suppose to eat seafood. I think the marine life is going to be effected a lot to & we need our marines !

    May 21, 2010 at 9:07 am |
  403. Mike

    If the rig factory would change the design of the oil rigs after seeing that the BP design caused a major oil problem we would not have oil spills.

    May 21, 2010 at 9:29 am |
  404. Olivier

    The oil spill is really gonna effect sea life. I have seen pictures of animals in oil. Our air and water are gonna get polluted.(Good thing my dad bought a filter)These spills need to be stopped

    May 21, 2010 at 11:13 am |
  405. Christian

    It would affect my area considering that i live in Connecticut. And most of the industre is fishing...due to the Thames River...there industries would plummit through the toilet. It would also affect the miltary sub base in my town because submarines leave almost everyday and that wont be good for anyone.

    May 21, 2010 at 12:05 pm |
  406. Katie

    This oil spill really upsets me, this is the time when it is the hardest to clean, now that it has reached the coast fishing indrustys are really hurting, i know i buy seafood any more.

    May 21, 2010 at 12:16 pm |
  407. MrJagowsClass

    We believe that the fishing industry will be affected greatly. We worry that as the oil spreads to other parts of the world wildlife and the people that work in the oceans will be devastated. We also worry about endangered species. The impact on the price of seafood and gas is also of great concern to us. This problem needs to be fixed now!

    May 21, 2010 at 12:28 pm |
  408. max

    well i fell bad for the fish cause they would get real sick and die ,and also the people beacuse no one can serve sick fish so i hope they can get that oil outta the water as quick as they can

    May 21, 2010 at 1:00 pm |
  409. KYLE

    The fishing industry because u cant fish with oil contaminated water.

    May 21, 2010 at 1:06 pm |
  410. cullen

    i think the worst part is that BP will probably get away with it

    May 21, 2010 at 1:09 pm |
  411. Anonymous

    that is mad crazy i wish they had some kinda weird nano bots to clean the oil and the nano bots are indestructibul

    May 21, 2010 at 2:35 pm |
  412. Damaris

    Wow, that's so sad. It's awful if you were a sea animal and you had to go through this.

    May 21, 2010 at 2:37 pm |
  413. Elbrick

    I think that the gulf of mexico needs a plan fast to solve this problem

    May 21, 2010 at 2:43 pm |
  414. Amy

    If I were a sea turtle and I was swimming in the gulf of mexico,I would feel really sick.

    May 21, 2010 at 2:43 pm |
  415. anariely

    i think that the most harble impact about this is that the oder is spreading and now it might kill some of the sea creaturs if only their was a solution

    May 21, 2010 at 2:44 pm |
  416. bigfoot

    it is crazy madness these days with people who think raising the price of food that is poisened which is crazy who ever thoutht of that is a idiot that has no brain and consideration of people even the poor people who live on the street

    May 21, 2010 at 2:44 pm |
  417. Linda

    To me, I think the oil spill is a disaster,especially for down south.Usually in Louisiana,their main food is seafood.So, our sea animals get hurt.I hope the plans work out well.

    May 21, 2010 at 2:45 pm |
  418. uswaa

    If I was a sea turtle I think you should have another plan to get the oil out in the sea because all of those plans arent'helping and the wild is dieing

    May 21, 2010 at 2:46 pm |
  419. Jada

    I think it is a bad idea to set the ocean on fire. Think about all the ocean life. You are killing about 10,000 different species. The animals can die if you light the ocean on fire. If the animals die the life cycle won't be balanced.

    May 21, 2010 at 2:46 pm |
  420. elvis

    I say animals should be moved somewhere else.A lot of animals will die

    May 21, 2010 at 2:47 pm |
  421. Naziha

    I think the worst part will be the plan to put the oil on fire and the animals that live in the oceans having death. T he ecosystem will be unbalanced
    if animals die. their plan has to work.

    May 21, 2010 at 2:47 pm |
  422. louisa

    the oil spill was bad i can not get in the beach my mom and dad thinks that it is in the beach so i was going to get in the beach un till my mom and dad sowme so text back

    May 21, 2010 at 3:12 pm |
  423. Sabrina

    I think it would be bad if the Gulf of Mexico wouldn't be fixed because seafood is very common here in the U.S

    May 21, 2010 at 6:25 pm |
  424. kyle

    i think bp care's more about oil then the environment

    May 21, 2010 at 8:20 pm |
  425. Linda

    I think the oil spill is a disaster.For people in the down south,their main food is seafood.It will mess up the sea ecosystem.I hope their plan works safely.

    May 21, 2010 at 8:34 pm |
  426. briza

    i think the worst is everything the people, sea creatures and jobs , because there is already 9.0 of people unemployed and imagine more , also the animals i dont think they diseve that theyve never done nothing wrong it just also scares me about us becxause ahhh im really scared that it will affect us so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 21, 2010 at 8:44 pm |
  427. Lukas

    The oil spill really is a bad situation! I think that the spill is going to cause a serious economical crisis, and we have to try everything we can, and fast! I think this is going to get bad, and I hope we can do something about it soon.
    -Lukas

    May 22, 2010 at 1:37 pm |
  428. Naomi

    I think that the worst part of the oil spill is the interference it has on the fishing industry! It's interfering with a lot of other industries, but the fishing industry is what's getting affected the most.
    -Naomi

    May 22, 2010 at 1:41 pm |
  429. Jon

    There many things affected after this spill, but the most impacted is the many shrimp, and many marine life creatures in the Gulf of Mexico.
    It would also make many people to lose their jobs. The birds would have oil on their feathers so they wouldn't fly to get food. The sea creatures wouldn't have any oxygen under the sea by the oil in the waters. There would be an increase in paying for shrimp because of the spill. It is also make our enviroment unclean for the sea creatures to swim and to breath underwater.

    May 22, 2010 at 8:43 pm |
  430. Connor

    I think that the plant life and animal life would be effected because if 40% of our seafood comes from the Gulf of Mexico,that's a lot of fish.

    May 23, 2010 at 12:47 am |
  431. victoria

    I think the worst part of the oil spill is that alot of the coastal parts depend on the sea food. People love eating it but now with the oil spill it is hard on bussinesses and stuff it is also harming wild life in the ocean and it is bad for the beaches to.

    May 23, 2010 at 12:53 pm |
  432. Erin

    It is hard to say what the worst of this oil spill is. Is it the endangerment of all those animals? Or is it how it will affect the seafood industry? In my opinion, the worst part of it is how it is affecting the environment including the animal life and how it is causing the water to be polluted. BP caused a major disaster for the environment and they aren't even fixing it. I also must say the Obama isn't doing much to help out the situation either so another bad part of this is how it is being handled. Since this oil spill is so serious how come people aren't treating it seriously? BP lied about how much oil has been flowing into the ocean every day; they said that about 5,000 barrels have flowing when in actuality about 90,000 barrels have been flowing out. Also, Obama hasn't done anything to make people notice how bad the situation is or to make BP fix the problem. So, I think the worst part of this is that it is not being handled.

    May 23, 2010 at 4:35 pm |
  433. Danni

    I live in calabash which is about a mile off the coast so most resturants; all resturants have seafood so if the ocean life is in danger then so is this town.

    May 24, 2010 at 11:08 am |
  434. blah

    vp should be fined by like a billion dollars and y didnt they have a back-up plan in case of an oil spil

    May 24, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
  435. ger

    I think that this will affect most on people’s jobs. The fishing business will not run well and people will start losing jobs. We should solve this problem by cleaning up the mess as soon as possible.

    May 25, 2010 at 11:07 am |
  436. Ms. Tulloh

    I think the oil spill is an absolute disaster. The amount of economic trouble that the south has already had is hard enough to swallow but the amount of wildlife being affected is terrible. As an animal lover, it is hard to hear about this story and not blame the American people. We have become to greedy in a sense and are at some what of a blame. If we weren't so oil hungry this might have been prevented and our environment would be better off.

    May 25, 2010 at 11:53 am |
  437. Alex

    I think the worst of it would be the fact that our economy is already in trouble, so this oil spill would only make it worse.

    May 25, 2010 at 2:57 pm |
  438. Cory

    I am worried mostly about the animals, many could end up facing extinction if the spill is not contained soon. And of course the death of all these animals will greatly affect the fishing industry, the price of fish, and of course small buisnesses and stores. BP must get the spill under control soon!

    May 25, 2010 at 3:24 pm |
  439. Elmer

    I think the oil spill is really harming the animals and the water we drink from everyday. BP really needs to clean it up and make it stop coming out of the well fast! Also, I think BP should be fined a lot of money because of all the damage it's doing to fishing and seafood companies that get their food from The Gulf Of Mexico! The Government shouldn't have to do anything about it, and BP should just find a way to fix everything

    May 25, 2010 at 4:40 pm |
  440. natali

    I think this oil spill is getting worse and worse and nobody is fixing it because they are to distracted by who is supposed to fix it. All day and all night tons of oil is spilling out, and it has been for a while. All those animals in the water are dyeing and its so sad. People should go fix it no matter how dangerous. People have thought of so many different ways to make new electronic equipment and such, and they cant think of any way to stop the oil after everything people have come up with!

    May 25, 2010 at 5:09 pm |
  441. Tony

    Clean up the oil spill for crying-n-out loud its affecting fish so we can't fish and affects fish stores. People want to eat fish, so hurry it up!!!

    May 25, 2010 at 9:05 pm |
  442. Tony

    Clean up the oil spill before we have another disaster!!!

    May 25, 2010 at 9:10 pm |
  443. Bill

    would it be possible for bp to drill another hole into the same well? If so, it seems like they could use that to their advantage, perhaps by taking the oil out of there so it can't leak out at the point of the leak

    May 25, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  444. Jonas

    Based on the facts i have, i believe the worst part of the oil spill has to be the affect it has on the economy of fisherman because of not being able to fish in the Gulf of Mexico and produce the money they need to make a living, the fish, and the ocean itself. Their has been roughly 11 million pounds of oil that has now been spilled into the Gulf of Mexico. The cost can't only be measured in lost dollars but also in destruction of ocean life and habitat. It also impacts recreational use of the water ways.

    May 25, 2010 at 11:45 pm |
  445. Mohamed

    mostly the fishing company will be affected. which will make some asian people to evacuate to different cities. which will reduce the smart people in the city. which will make the schools to shut down

    May 26, 2010 at 7:43 am |
  446. molly

    i think the worst part of it is that it is polltiing the water. It is making the water all black and dark.

    May 26, 2010 at 11:28 am |
  447. Amanda

    I believe the worst part of this oil spill will be the environment itself. We forget that our ocean is limited and more and more species of animals are becoming endangered at every moment. We need to take care of the resources that have been constantly giving back to us.

    May 26, 2010 at 4:02 pm |
  448. Heaven Diana And Anita

    the worst part is that all of the marine animals are indangered because of this spill and half of the gulf of mexico is covered with stroung oil that soon after the fish or other living things breath in they will most likely die.

    May 26, 2010 at 6:47 pm |
  449. anthony

    I am a fisherman I just hope it doesn't get to california

    May 26, 2010 at 8:30 pm |
  450. Sakura

    To be honest, I really don't know. The water and the wildlife-and all the businesses are affected heavily.

    May 26, 2010 at 9:45 pm |
  451. Arriana

    The oil spill is such a disaster. So many peoples are suffering because of it. The spill is killing so many marine animals that are harvested at this time of year. The fishermen that would harvest them are not able to and do not have any money. Many people are fishermen in the area where the oil spill is occurring. They will be out of work. The economy there is going to be devastated. On top of that there will be a small amount of seafood in stores this year. Therefore, the prices of seafood will be very high. The oil spill is not only going to affecting the Gulf of Mexico, it is affecting the entire country.

    May 27, 2010 at 12:14 pm |
  452. Rebecca

    I think that BP should take more responsibility in trying to stop the spill and in cleaning up the mess. This oil spill is not only affecting their company, but also many fishing industries, big and small. Most of those businesses cannot take the hit as well as BP, and will cause many losses of jobs within the next few weeks.

    May 27, 2010 at 1:50 pm |
  453. Kalyn

    I think that BP should actually make an attempt to stop the leak, because they have been cleaning up oil on the surface, but oil is spilling out so its kinda like a waste of time because the oil is going to make it to the surface again. Also I think that there should of been a plan way before this happened, because it's in the ocean and you would think that it is dangerous having an oil rig in the ocean to begin with because you never know when a disaster is going to happen.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:32 pm |
  454. Dylan

    CARL THEY SHOULD SEND YOU TO THE OIL SPILL SO THAT THE OIL WOULD DIE FROM LAUGHTER

    May 28, 2010 at 9:03 am |
  455. Tatiyona

    what i think about the oil spill is the worst thing that ever happen because the animal are starting to die and also it is twice as big before

    May 28, 2010 at 10:17 am |
  456. Izack

    The worst part is that companies are arguing about whose fault it is. Somebody needs to take the responsibility of cleaning this up.

    May 28, 2010 at 10:17 am |
  457. Jay

    I think The oil spill will most affect the east coast. If the spill reaches the gulf jetstream it could be carried all over the east coast. This would destroy the fishing industry there. Then restaraunts would be forced to either by and sell fish for high prices or not sell fish at all. That is how the oil spill will affect the east coast.

    May 28, 2010 at 10:19 am |
  458. David

    Everybody is worried about the marine life. The wild life will recover after awhile. Bp is going to bankrupt and that's going to disrupt are Economy. In order to fix this promblem everybody needs to stop pointing the finger at other people and work together to come up with a soultion.

    May 28, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  459. Ryan

    I think that all of the world leaders should get together and discuss this problem and come up with a solution that works. Also we have to stop thinking about who to blame and instead think about how to solve the problem.

    May 28, 2010 at 10:21 am |
  460. Zayron

    Ok, well I think that the oil spill is really bad for the envronment. I think that bp needs to hurry up and fix this problem. When bp finally gets this fixed they should get a ginormous fine.

    May 28, 2010 at 10:23 am |
  461. Kitana

    I think the oil spill impacts us, the US because there's many states that sells alot of seafood, and if the oil keeps on spilling then food will be different and alot alot more expensive!

    May 28, 2010 at 11:03 am |
  462. Calvin

    I think that the that the worst part of the oil spill is the fact that the oil has already gotten to shore. I think that the thin that will be the most impacted by this oil spill will be the thousands of endangered species that call this place home. If this gets any worse thousands of endangered species will go extinct forever.

    May 28, 2010 at 11:04 am |
  463. siasja

    Kids may be starving because they have no fish to eat since the oil spill happened:) 😦

    May 28, 2010 at 11:07 am |
  464. Corenia

    I think that the worst part of the oil spill in my opinion is that it's streaming into the gulf and soon the atlantic ocean. But we have not found a way to stop it, or to preserve marine life that it's killing. This will devaste the economy drasticly.

    May 28, 2010 at 12:15 pm |
  465. Sondra

    I think that the oil spill is a big problem and it has effected lots of things. The worst part of it is that many endangered animals are at a higher risk of becoming extict. Another problem is that many other animals who are not yet endangered will go from being a large group to becoming much less.

    May 28, 2010 at 1:52 pm |
  466. elly

    i think BP needs th grow up and take responsability for their mistakes
    and stop blaming others for their stupidity!!!

    May 28, 2010 at 2:26 pm |
  467. manny

    I belive Obama is is trying to make us go green becuase after the oil spill, he began to allow commpanies make more nuclear power plants. Also Obama is trying to even out the government and businesses . Is there any idea that he migt be trying to get America under a socialist government.We need although need to work to help clean up the spill and then fix the econmy as the process goes.

    May 29, 2010 at 11:44 am |
  468. cogal

    here is an idea. spilled oil is a money.
    therefore, you go to there right-now
    and gather that oils and sell in high price.
    you might be rich. how genious idea it is!

    May 29, 2010 at 7:37 pm |
  469. Shelbey

    The earth is mad at us enough already with all the pollution and development! That's why there have been all of these earthquakes, storms, and natural disasters all at once! It's trying to teach us a lesson! Now, with this oil spill, things are only going to get worse! We need to watch ourselves, otherwise we'll destroy ourselves!

    May 31, 2010 at 5:34 pm |
  470. Jaclyn

    i am so anry at BP because they will not fix the spill fast enough I think they are lagging on fixing it.no our aquatic life is dieing.

    May 31, 2010 at 6:06 pm |
  471. tatiyona

    the worst of it is the storms like hurricanes,tornadoes,and earthquake so about the oil spill i hope the oil spill will stop in july or august ,if it doesn't it's going to be worst than two times bigger. but i hope not because during the summer they might close the beach.

    June 1, 2010 at 11:26 am |
  472. Jordan

    The worst effect of this oil spill (and past ones) is that it doesn't impact people enough in the right ways. Although everyone makes a big deal about it, when it's all over oil companies will forget how big a disaster it was and make the same mistakes again. The overall impact will eventually snowball and create a disaster much more devastating than the impact of a single spill.

    June 1, 2010 at 9:55 pm |
  473. Thomas

    so many have been affected, but this is only the begining, we have not even gone deep enough into the ocean to see how the marine life is. if we get 40% of all of our seafood from the gulf of mexico and that is where it is being directly hit, yes we will lose some food but we need to stop thinking about ourselves, there is a whole ecosystem out of ballance now because of this spill. we have to ensure that nothing like this ever happens again. this couldnot only be deramental to the ecosystem here but also around the world.

    June 2, 2010 at 12:18 am |
  474. Hines

    because this is the worst oil spill in american history if feel that it will take a long time covering from this one. because the gulf coast is a major place that we get alot of our seafood from we will see a drop in a bunch of sea life. the clean is going to take more alot of effort not only from people who are supposed to clean, but those willing to help.

    June 2, 2010 at 12:47 pm |
  475. Pat

    I think the worst part of the oil spill is the affect on marine life. The marine life then affects peoples economy. It is the trickle down affect. Nothing is good that comes of this. The only "good" thing is how we can quicker fix problems like this one.

    June 9, 2010 at 1:17 pm |
  476. Matthew

    I think the worst thing about the spill is going to be how when they stop the leak is that it will take a long time for the oil to go away in the ocean. Also a big thing is going to be the animals getting hit.

    June 10, 2010 at 1:58 pm |
  477. Lee

    One of the major problems with the oil is that all of the seafood businesses are taking a huge hit with the spill. Also all of the marine life and the birds are getting hurt and dieing.

    June 10, 2010 at 2:31 pm |
  478. Austin

    I think the worst part of it is that BP is wasting lots of oil. Fish can be repaced oil can't.

    June 11, 2010 at 1:54 pm |
  479. Justin

    I think the animals will get most effected by the oil spill

    June 14, 2010 at 11:09 am |
  480. Cobe

    I think the oil spill has destroyed fishing indistries. Poor fisher men have no way to make money. They need help and the oil spill company needs to help them.

    June 14, 2010 at 11:12 am |
  481. Cathy

    i think that it's the government's fault that the oil is still spilling. many marine animals's lives are at risk, and many people will lose their jobs. i feel sad for those animals and the fishermen and women.

    June 14, 2010 at 11:14 am |
  482. Sam

    The worst thing in the oil spill is that its affect the lives of the animals that live in water.

    June 14, 2010 at 11:18 am |
  483. molly

    i think one of the things bad with it is that it is polluting to are beaches and oceans. the oil stays at the top and just sits their or it is under the water floating around killing are animals or ruining the ground.Also, it is pilling up on the beaches.

    June 14, 2010 at 11:21 am |
  484. allie

    i think the seafood problem i bad because the kids will have no food somewhere

    June 14, 2010 at 11:22 am |
  485. dante

    This oil will spread across the world. Sea life will effected all over. Fishermen all over the world will lose their jobs because they're not getting any fish. Even more jobs will be lost. Bad news for everyone.

    June 14, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  486. alex

    commercial fishing

    June 14, 2010 at 11:28 am |
  487. MIkayla

    When it comes to the oil spill there are alot of things wrong and its hard to pick the worst affect of the spill. I personally don't think there is a "worst"

    June 14, 2010 at 11:29 am |
  488. Rebecca

    The worst part of it i think is that people and creatures live near there and they will die and it will lower their population.

    June 14, 2010 at 11:31 am |
  489. Olivia

    I think that the worst part of the oil spill is that most of natur is dieing because of the oil rowining habitas and is rowining summer vacation.

    June 14, 2010 at 11:38 am |
  490. Marjanna

    The poor animals are suffering from the oil spill! It could affect their whole ecosystem, and it's just a whole domino effect from there. I'm sure we can live with less seafood for a while.

    June 14, 2010 at 11:45 am |
  491. Kylie

    I think some of the worst things are that the water is getting polluted with all this oil, and none of the ideas actually seem to be working.

    June 17, 2010 at 11:03 am |
  492. annemarie

    I think the worst of it is the animals in a gulf like fish. that is there home and the shoold not have to like in the oil and die.

    June 17, 2010 at 11:03 am |
  493. abhishek

    many animals are dying and the seafood market is starting to lose value but people could live without seafood for a while.

    June 17, 2010 at 11:25 am |
  494. Alan

    I think it will greatly affect lives of some people that live in the gulf. A lot of people settle in being fisherman because that is probabley one of the most popular jobs in that area. Also the seafood industry will take a hit but also BP will because they have lots of expenses to pay and also they have to find a way to stop the oil spill.

    June 18, 2010 at 8:53 am |
  495. Austin

    The worst part is beaches are closed animals are dieing and its not healthy for people in the oceans

    June 18, 2010 at 9:00 am |
  496. Olivia

    I think the worst of itt is what is happening to natur and what is happening to the beaches.

    June 18, 2010 at 9:38 am |
  497. William

    I think it's pretty bad that most of our fisherman cannot catch the fish that they make a living on. BP, is thinking of weird ways to stop it but they just keep saying they are sorry for what happen. Okay, we know that you are sorry for what happen but does that mean you should think, okay, we said sorry, I have a hunch we're forgiven. No. I belive that they are not doing everthing possible to stop this spill. More oil comes out each day. They need to think and give the fisherman a hand with their no income.

    June 19, 2010 at 11:14 pm |
  498. Mohammed

    i think the worst part is that socialist government officials are going to try to control/limit/eliminate the oil industry using this as an excuse. accidents happen, chernobyl is an example, should we stop using nuclear technology, certainly not. anybody who says we should is naive, or worse, a control freak.

    June 23, 2010 at 1:36 pm |
  499. Drake

    the job maket, although not by much i think the job market has been gettingbetter , now all the people in the sea food industrie need new jobs too

    July 29, 2010 at 11:53 pm |
  500. Lily

    The worst part is how famous it is. Everyone supports it, even though they can't do anything to help. People need to focus on the things they CAN do to help the envirement.

    August 21, 2010 at 7:12 pm |
  501. Reilly

    I think the sea food is a huge part of it. Another part is the marine life in the water. What will happen to all of those animals? Will it effect or harm them tremendously? What will become of this situation?

    August 24, 2010 at 2:51 pm |
  502. katerina

    i think that the worst part is how popular it is most live nowhere near the water so they cant do anything to help

    August 24, 2010 at 3:12 pm |
  503. Anonymous

    i dont like the fact that they are considering paqying parents to go to the events

    August 27, 2010 at 2:16 pm |
  504. Harbour

    America‘s education mode need to be changed. Parents are always "supposed" to do something, but never get a pay. In a sense, some of them just take no responsibility to put childen's education in the first place. If America choose to change this situation,even countries from all over the world will benefit from its policy.

    August 27, 2010 at 8:06 pm |
  505. Kelli

    Um so the gulf of mexcio, supplies a lot of food to people so when the oil spill diadvantaged their live stock they were put into finacail dept. I am l=think about it it the gulf spill was like the mad cow diease of th sea it killed and made people sick so bp should pay

    August 30, 2010 at 3:43 pm |