On May 28, BP-employed reporter Paula Kolmar filed this dispatch from a shrimping vessel hired to skim oil from the Gulf of Mexico before it reached Alabama's coastline:
Over about four hours we, all guests of Gulf Coast native Captain Wade and his local crew, enjoyed the spectacular ballet at sea. ...
Watching the captains weave the long black boom as seamlessly as a professional ballet troupe performs an intricate dance, I found it difficult to believe that the rehearsals only started some weeks ago. ...
Gently caressing the sea surface, the three vessels circled and swirled, guiding the boom without changing the design.
A ballet at sea as mesmerising as any performance in a concert hall, and worthy of an audience in its own right.
If you'd like to see the ballet, made possible by a contribution of 40,000 barrels of oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico, it will be running through August and may be extended into the fall.
BP was so lucky that they were able to meet like Paula Kolmar, she is a specialist in caring for seabirds, and she's an expert in rescuing and rehabilitating seabirds injured by oil spills. Moreover, as days go by, we may realize that there are still huge population of creatures that have been suffering with the oil Spill disaster and really, my heart goes to those creatures that have been killed due to this oil spill. Dramatically, many was affected by this incident and will take years for them to recover and I don't think what they did lately like buying the search terms and replacing it with ads trying to make BP smell sweet in this catastrophic failure is like trying to spray perfume on a huge pile of hot, smelly crap. I'm pretty sure, I do not see how it remove the stink.