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Eyeless Shrimp and Deformed Crabs a Serious Problem 2 Years After Gulf Oil Spill

Two years ago today, the catastrophic blowout at BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil platform began to spill what would ultimately amount to 5 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, and now fisherman are concerned that the spill’s repercussions are showing up in seafood as genetic deformities and chemical damage. Fisherman in the area [...]
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Eyeless Shrimp? Report Raises Concerns in Gulf

Academics / General Science : Science & Health from Newser (2 years ago)

Shrimp missing their eyeballs (and even eye sockets), fish covered in lesions, deformed crabs, and other mutated sea creatures are showing up in unsettling numbers in the Gulf of Mexico two years after the giant BP oil spill, accord... Read Post

Exxon Valdez 2014: Does media coverage of manmade disasters contribute to consumer complacency?

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 days ago)

Twenty-five years ago, the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of oil into Alaska's Prince William Sound. Americans found themselves cleaning up another giant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. According to a new study in ... Read Post

Legacy Of BP Oil Spill: Eyeless Shrimp And Fish With Lesions

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (2 years ago)

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded nearly two years ago to the day, beginning an oil spill that lasted three months and released some two hundred million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. BP may have declared their mission... Read Post

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