This Is Not A Photo of a Paved Road


Take a guess.

Give up?

It's a Louisiana waterway, its surface completely covered with dead sea life -- a mishmash of species of fish, crabs, stingray and eel. New Orleans CBS affiliate WWL-TV reports that even a whale was found dead in the area.

Heartbreaking. It goes without saying that this is likely a consequence of dead zones created by the BP oil disaster.

Many scientists have feared that an influx of oil-eating microbes would lead to more Gulf Coast dead zones, since the microbes use large amounts of oxygen when they consume the oil particles produced by chemical dispersants.

The Gulf is now a cesspool.

ht Ashby