Gulf of Mexico - (Crude Mess): The face of Jesus has appeared in the massive oil slick gushing from the Deepwater Horizon rig which sank on 22 April.
Aerial imagery from the Hubble Telescope shows the Messiah in the middle of the spill as it threatens indigenous marine species such as brown pelican, Louisiana duck, turtle, whale and temperate water polar bear.
Up to twenty thousand barrels of heavy crude are believed to be spilling into the Gulf of Mexico following underwater explosions earlier this week.
The rig, owned by UK supermajor BP, is belching the kind of toxic fumes recently seen emanating from the Iceland glacier volcano.
Marine disaster experts have told president Obama they fear a change of wind direction could see coastal Louisiana wetlands swamped.
The area is replete with marine wildlife and sustains a big seafood fishing industry.