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Coast Guard responders “harmed by chemicals used to clean up BP’s spill”

Sometimes, there is absolutely nothing worse than being proven right. It is the one thing you dreaded. Ever since the horrendous Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010, I and many others warned against using the toxic chemical called Corexit arguing that it would do more damage than good. The potential evidence of harm, or lack of evidence of its safety, was clear for everyone from BP to the US Government to see to if they had bothered to look. Nearly one million gallons of the dispersant was dropped by air and a further 770,000 gallons injected into the well head to try and disperse in excess of 200 million gallons of oil that was spilt by BP in the Gulf of Mexico. >click to read<13:21

Skull found in crabpot determined to be 2,300 years old

skullgraysharborScientists have determined that a skull found in a crab pot off the coast two years ago dates back about 2,300 years, Grays Harbor County Coroner Lane Youmans said Tuesday afternoon. The skull was discovered by fishermen in late February 2014 about three miles offshore and southwest of Grays Harbor and was turned over to the FBI for DNA analysis. A sample of it was sent to Beta Analytics in Miami, Fla. for radiocarbon dating. An earlier report indicated the DNA profile showed that the sample was from a female. “The lab analyzed the sample and determined it to be approximately 2,300 years old … around 360 to 400 B.C.,” Youmans said. “The remains will be turned over to Dr. Guy Tasa … the Washington State Physical Anthropologist in Olympia … so he can release them to the appropriate tribe.” Read the story here 15:50

Hawaii fishermen paying Guam $200K to fish 2,000 metric tons of Guam’s bigeye tuna quota

Honolulu-Fish-Auction-Bluefin-TunaGuam is getting a $200,000 financial benefit from Hawaii-based longline fishermen who have exhausted multiple catch limits for tuna, or ahi, this year. By allowing Hawaii longline fishermen to catch ahi in Guam’s name, there will be a record of bigeye catch for Guam. Having that record may help ensure that Guam’s quota won’t be taken away in succeeding years — in the event future generations of Guam fishermen would have the capability to catch bigeye tuna, Duenas said. Read the article here 14:57