Swimmers had quite the shock when what looked like an oil spill turned out to be something quite different

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By Milo Sumner in Video on Tuesday 15 July 2014

Early last week there was quite a stir at Scripps Pier off La Jolla in California. Initially locals were shocked and appalled to see what looked like a oil spill nearing the beach. On closer inspection swimmers were equally shocked, but also delighted, to discover that it was actually a monumentally-large shoal of anchovies.

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BirdProject: handmade soaps to benefit the birds

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By Mallory in New Products on Monday 20 June 2011

BirdProject soaps are handmade in New Orleans and filled with a ceramic bird at center, which remains as a keepsake once the outer soap has been washed away. Created to be a powerful representation of all creatures affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster, 50 percent of profits from the sale of these […]

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Oil Spill Condoms: all proceeds to clean-up

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By Gerry Mak in New Events on Thursday 22 July 2010

Help atone for the horrific oil spill in the Gulf by buying Oil Spill Condoms, which offer two-pronged relief in the form of monetary aid (proceeds from the condoms go to Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund to help victims of the spill) and the simultaneous prevention of rampant human reproduction.

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