NOAA Numbers: Gulf Spill Sampling Questioned – “Their numbers were very low,” – “I thought what is going on here? It didn’t make sense.” (We Know!)

Salazar+MMS+Director+Testify+House+Hearing+enFuUMv-6cEcRiki Ott, an independent marine toxicologist who has studied effects of the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska as well as the BP spill, said she was “totally shocked” when she read the high numbers in Dr. Sammarco’s study. “To see NOAA doing this, that’s inexcusable,” Dr. Ott said, referring to the use of Niskin bottles. “It has been known since Exxon Valdez that this spotty sampling does not work.”   more@nyt    12:31

“But the samples have not been analyzed,” Lubchenco said. “They have taken good samples.  And we need to make sure that we’re not jumping to conclusions…. And that’s part of the — the normal process that science     has. We want to make sure that we have good information.”  NOAA Inaction in the Gulf  of Mexico

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