As a result of oill spill over 6000 dead animals have been collected, mostly birds and sea turtles. Over 100 dolphins and other mammals were also found covered in oil. Experts and volunteers streamed to Louisiana eager to help wildlife in peril. They located live and dead oiled animals in the nearby area. Saved animals were given a full physical examination, after which they were warmed, fed, hydrated and rested. Depending on how severe effect the oill had on them, many were local species were saved and released bac into the wild. Read more about the effects of oill spill in the Gulf of Mexico.