Friday, April 20, 2012

Serious concern about persistent deformities in Gulf of Mexico fauna

Florida Oil Spill Law mentions today that:

Discovering eyeless shrimp, lesioned fish and other mutated and underdeveloped seafood, fisherman in the Gulf are pointing fingers at the BP spill. Biologist Dr. Darryl Felder told the news agency that Gulf seafood populations are dropping at alarming rates and that species richness is "diminished."

And that:

Open sores. Parasitic infections. Chewed-up-looking fins. Gashes. Mysterious black streaks. Two years after the drilling-rig explosion that touched off the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, scientists are beginning to suspect that fish in the Gulf of Mexico are suffering the effects of the petroleum. 

The true impact of the worst peacetime oil catastrophe ever (and the mismanagement by means of massive use of dispersants, mostly illegally, which surely only aggravated the problem) is only now unfolding.

Link 1, link 2.

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