Thursday, July 10, 2014
Gulf of Mexico oil spill caused lesions in fish, said scientists!
Oil that matches the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been found in the bodies of sickened fish, according to a team of Florida scientists who studied the oil's chemical composition. Thousands of claims for damages against BP continue to be processed since the oil and gas producer's Gulf rig exploded, killing 11 oil workers and spilling millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days after the April 2010 blast. Fishermen in the northern Gulf near the blown-out well say they began noticing a spike in abnormal-looking fish, including many with unusual skin lesions, in the winter of 2010-2011…
(Source: Thompson Reuters @ http://planetark.org/wen/71843)