On April 20, 2010, a gas explosion rocked the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, beginning what would become the largest oil spill ever in U.S. waters. As the scope of the disaster became clear, scientists and volunteers from across the country raced to the coast, determined to try to save the region's diverse wildlife. With millions of gallons of oil flowing into the Gulf every day, however, the job would be a long and difficult one. In Saving Animals from Oil Spills, readers relive the dramatic events surrounding the Deepwater Horizon disaster and witness the dramatic and courageous rescue attempts that saved the lives of animals whose lives were in danger. Kids will come to appreciate the incredible effort—and compassion—it takes to capture, clean, and release the vulnerable animals whose lives depend on a sustained human response. The inspiring true stories in this book will warm the heart of any animal lover.