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Saving Florida’s oysters is a shell game. The right answer is under three domes. Try to follow while the cups whizz by, shifting, swirling. Shell 1: An empty oyster bay. Unemployment. Poverty. But also history. Culture. Shell 2: A slick farming industry that could render the Florida oysterman finally, permanently extinct. Shell 3: The government, doling out money and regulations that might do more harm than good. In a place where everybody’s livelihood is yoked to the water, you have to follow the shells. T.J. Ward was born the year after his grandfather had the throat cancer surgery. T.J. never heard his natural voice. The seaman’s single clap would cut through the salt air on the docks of Apalachicola louder than words could. >click to read<15:00

USF Study: Skin Lesions on Fish Decline Years After BP Oil Spill

Scientists studying the impact of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the health of fish in the Gulf of Mexico have found strong evidence that an outbreak of skin lesions and oil residue signatures discovered in fishes a year after the spill may be related to the catastrophe.  Read more here 15:17

BP Deepwater Horizon spill oil causes heart damage that can kill tuna, new study finds

The scientific paper, which will be published in the Feb. 14 edition of the journal Science, was discussed by several of the researchers at a news conference at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago. Read [email protected]  15:50:3

Exposure to BP oil-contaminated sediment causes defects in killifish, study says

nola logoExposure of embryos of a tiny Gulf of Mexico fish to sediment from Louisiana wetlands contaminated with oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon spill causes defects to the growing fish’s heart and cardiovascular system, delays hatching, and reduces overall hatching success, according to a new study co-authored by two Louisiana State University scientists. continued

BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill draws wide array of comments on 3rd anniversary – “They’re caused by human and organizational malfunctions.”

A variety of elected officials and representatives of industry and environmental organizations are marking Saturday’s third anniversary of the blowout of the BP Macondo well. The explosion and fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig ki805562027_qrX5M-Mlled 11 workers and injured dozens more, starting a three-month uncontrolled release of oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico. continued

“They’re caused by human and organizational malfunctions.” NOAA Inaction in the Gulf of Mexico Nils Stolpe  FishNet USA link



fish-contaminated-with-oil-from-the-BP-Gulf-Oil-spill-will-be-safe-to-eat-within-a-few-weeks-of-contamination“By refusing to investigate this serious, detailed well–supported complaint, NOAA undermines rather than enhances its reputation for scientific integrity,” stated PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch, noting that this was the first such complaint NOAA has handled under its new rules.  “By blocking an investigation behind closed doors, NOAA appears to value damage control over the truth.”  Read More