Even though BP’s broken oil well was capped on Thursday, officials say it was a temporary fix. Research biologists continue to closely monitor marine mammals in the Gulf of Mexico. As Brittany Thompson reports, while the oil giant continues to work on two relief wells to eventually seal off the busted pipeline for good, manatees continue to graze at the doorstep of the drifting oil.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/89manatee.mp3]
Some scallopers are proceeding with caution while others are opting to stay home.