Plant Conservation for the Next Decade
To Greenpeace, the episode of the sea animal coverup has been indicative of what it calls "the veil of secrecy that descended upon the Gulf of Mexico" since the Deepwater Horizon
accident, as manifested in a response earlier this year to the same FOIA request - for any communication relating to threatened or endangered Gulf species from April 20, 2010 to July 30, 2010. " That response, Greenpeace says, revealed previously-unreleased photographs of garbage bag upon garbage bag filled with dead wildlife, including endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtles. A NOAA spokesman said it had been impossible to ascertain the cause of the whale's death
due to the severe decomposition of its body. "The admonition to the crew of the Pisces not to post any photographs was standard protocol during that period, so that the government could collect information for its investigation and any possible subsequent legal action," stated Kieran Mulvaney, author of "The Whaling Season" and "At the Ends of the Earth. " Greenpeace Research Director Kert Davies said in May that the group is also concerned about what else the public has never been told about the largest offshore oil spill in U. S.