Evidence Shows Gulf Oil Spill Caused Widespread Ecological Disaster

Herald Tribune2011-11-08:                      Evidence is mounting that the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster caused wide-ranging ecological damage in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Since the blown oil well spewed 186 million to 227 million gallons of crude into the Gulf last year, several species of fish have developed skin ulcers in what appears to be greater-than-normal numbers. Hundreds of dolphins — nearly 500 so far — have washed ashore dead, and fewer large migratory animals, such as whales sharks, have returned to their normal feeding grounds. Meanwhile, layers of dead organic matter mixed with traces of oil remain on the ocean floor….                     more »100505-N-6070S-158 VENICE, LA (May. 04, 2010) -- Donnie Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of Elastec Inc. American Marine, secures a line from the Marine Vessel Premier Explorer prior to the controlled burn of gathered concentrated oil in the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Coast Guard working in partnership with BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies conducted the ???in situ burn??? to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Justin E. Stumberg/Released)Photo: WN

~ by narhvalur on November 8, 2011.

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