This picture gallery is a collection of images depicting the heartbreaking toll that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster had on the Gulf Coast in Louisiana and Mississippi when it struck the sensitive ecosystems there in 2010.
Known as the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry, it resulted in oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico from April 20 to July 15, 2010, which caused some of the most devastating envronmental impacts of any single event in recent years.
These photographs, which were released by the Boycott BP Facebook group on Monday, show the toll the sticky oil had on the sea turtle population, depicting depressing scenes of turtles covered in muck and seemingly dead. And one or two of them show new views of the oil spill's reach throughout the Gulf Coast region.
Warning, these images are quite graphic, but they are must-see photos for anyone who wants to really understand how terrible the BP Oil Spill was.