With the largest oil spill in U.S. history looming in the Gulf of Mexico, the wildlife and coastal habitats of the Gulf are under siege. As oil hits the coasts, thousands of birds, dolphins and sea turtles will be stranded along coastal shorelines. Although wildlife rescue networks are in place and have started rescue efforts, the task is enormous and trained staff too few. But you can help save wildlife by installing the free MoGO app on your iPhone™.
What is MoGO?
MoGO is a free iPhone™ app that turns you and your iPhone™ into a ‘citizen scientist’ helping wildlife experts find and rescue oiled birds, sea turtles, and dolphins. The MoGO app allows you to take and submit photos of oiled, injured, and dead marine and coastal wildlife; tar balls on beaches; oil slicks on water; and oiled coastal habitats.
Guide Rescue Efforts & Save Wildlife
Once you upload your photo, the locations of oiled and injured wildlife are pin-pointed with a GPS code generated by your iPhone™. You are then immediately connected to the Wildlife Hotline to report your observations so trained responders can be deployed to rescue oiled and injured animals, and to mobilize efforts to protect and restore vital habitats for fish and wildlife.