iPhone app helps report oiled wildlife in Gulf

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As oil from the Deep Horizon rig disaster continues to gush from the broken well head, 14,000 miles of northern Gulf Coastline are risk. The area is home to 400 wildlife species and 35 national wildlife refuges. Protecting it as well as saving affected animals is already straining rescue networks in place.

To make the job somewhat more manageable, Charlie Schweik, associate director of the National Center for Digital Government at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and colleagues developed MoGo, a free iPhone app that allows the user to photograph an oiled animal, pinpoint its location using GPS and transmit the information to an animal rescue network.

Full story: iPhone App Helps Report Oiled Wildlife in Gulf – Discovery News