Nicholas St. Fleur, Mongabay
The catastrophic explosion that spewed some five million barrels of oil deep into the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 will take a heavy toll in the ocean’s lowest layers for years to come. That’s the stark conclusion of seafloor research conducted six months … More
Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog
The second phase of hearings in the legal battle over the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico ended on October 17th. Following two weeks of testimony by the U.S. Department of Justice and BP, U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier will determine what … More
Years since the initial catastrophe, the fishing community is still suffering from the effects of the BP oil spill. “It’s getting worse and worse every year,” says Dean Blanchard, owner of Dean Blanchard Seafood on Grand Isle.
Fishermen’s Livelihood at Risk
Though many fishing seasons have … More
Disease-ridden Fish, Eyeless Shrimp, Mutated Sea Life, and Fish Plagued with Oozing Lesions, Gashes, Parasites, Ulcers and Strange Black Stains.
Sounds like a bad science fiction film right?
Sadly, it’s no science fiction movie. It’s what scientists and commercial fisherman are increasingly pulling out of the Gulf of … More
Compelling evidence of the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on deep-sea corals will be published online in the Early Edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences during the week beginning March 26. The diverse team of researchers, led by Penn State Professor … More