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Gulf oil spill: Animals at risk

By: Sarah Hicks on May 1, 2010, 8:04 a.m.
Sperm whale

Photo: Dr. Peter G Allinson/ZUMA Press

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Sperm whale

Sperm whales spend most of their time diving for prey and they become coated in the oil when they surface. In this photo, a giant sperm whale plays near the surface near a snorkler.