Animal deformities all around the Gulf, and massive wipeout of microscopic species at the base of the food chain.
Humans suffering from bleeding and other abnormalities
Scientists denounce destruction of Gulf of Mexico marine life due to contamination by BPS oil dispersant Corexit.
David Kirby writes on the Huffington Post that a year ago Louisiana State University’s Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences was finding lesions and grotesque deformities in sea life—including millions of shrimp with no eyes and crabs without eyes or claws—possibly linked to oil and dispersants.
EcoRigs divers took water and marine life samples at several locations in the months following the blowout. Now, they and countless other Gulf residents are sick, with symptoms resembling something from a sci-fi horror film, including bleeding from the nose, ears, breasts, and even anus.
EcoRigs founder Steve Kolian' team has done studies of their own to alarming results. “We recently submitted a paper showing levels of hydrocarbons in seafood were up to 3,000 times higher than safety thresholds for human consumption, he said.
When BP began spraying the Gulf, critics said Corexit oil dispersant is not only toxic to marine life on its own, but when combined with crude oil, the mixture becomes several times more toxic than oil or dispersant alone.
A just-released study from the University of South Florida found that underwater plumes of BP oil, dispersed by Corexit, had produced a “massive die-off” of foraminifera, microscopic organisms at the base of the food chain.
Other studies show that, as a result of oil and dispersants, plankton have either been killed or have absorbed PAHs before being consumed by other sea creatures.
Read David Kirby's complete article and photo gallery looking back at the disaster three years ago: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/25/corexit-bp-oil-dispersant_n_3157080.html?utm_hp_ref=green
MEXICAN FISHERMEN'S LAWSUIT AGAINST BP AND OTHERS
Several coalitions of Mexican fishermen are suing BP PLC, Transocean Ltd. and Halliburton Co., seeking unspecified damages over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Mexican-fisherman-sue-BP-others-over-oil-spill-4467598.php