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01-16-2012 11:12 PM
travlineasy A lot of the stuff they talked about in the newspaper article takes place in locations where there was not an oil spill. Read the article carefully and you'll quickly discover the biologist, like most marine scientists, does not provide any concrete information. There was no information on tissue samples that indicated anything other than bacterial infections, which are very common in the Gulf's "Dead Zone", a biologically dead area of the Gulf that is growing by leaps and bounds. The above article can be found at USF study finds more sick fish in oil spill area than rest of Gulf of Mexico - Tampa Bay Times

In the article, the biologist talked about 2 to 5 percent of the red snapper being diseased. In contrast, 90-percent of the striped bass in Chesapeake Bay are infected with mycobacterium, a wasting disease that carries a huge mortality rate, and there are known cases of humans contracting the disease from handling striped bass. Gives you that warm, fuzzy feeling about our waterways, doesn't it.

Now, the person that talked about canyons in the Gulf of Mexico, how about some specifics on the location(s) of the canyons--particularly those located in the vicinity of the spill. I can't seem to locate any Gulf of Mexico canyons on my charts of that area, but I'm going to take a better look tomorrow afternoon when I find some free time.

Cheers,

Gary
01-16-2012 04:04 PM
w1651 Imagine that the oil and dispersant didn't just evaporate.
They didn't say anything about sick or dead dolphins did they?
01-16-2012 02:53 PM
knothead USF study finds more sick fish in oil spill area than rest of Gulf of Mexico - Tampa Bay Times

"We still are seeing sick fish offshore and the USF survey confirmed our findings of 2 to 5 percent of red snapper being affected," James Cowan, an oceanography professor at Louisiana State University, said in an email to the Tampa Bay Times.

In addition, Cowan said, laboratory studies of those sick fish "are beginning to trickle out that show that chronic exposure to oil and dispersant causes everything from impacts to the genome to compromised immune systems. Similar findings Ö are being found in shrimps and crabs in the same locations."

While Murawski is cautious about saying there's a connection, Cowan, who has been studying fish in the gulf for 25 years, said, "I absolutely believe these things are connected to the spill."
09-25-2010 10:06 PM
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09-25-2010 12:59 PM
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09-12-2010 06:20 PM
sailhog
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Funny thing about that. I don't know where "they" were, but I dived off Pensacola, in about 100', then in about 80', a month ago. Then dived off Orange Beach last Monday, in about 80' and then around 70'. Couldn't find any oil, or traces, anywhere. Not saying it ain't out there, just not where I was. Nor where anyone else who's been running either dive boat was, either.
I saw a local report that they found significant subsurface oil in a canyon about 40 or 50 miles south of us (Seaside area). The Gulf here seems a little out of kilter, like it has indigestion. Weirdly long June grass season, followed by thousands of sea slugs washing ashore...

A friend of mine pointed out that all of the oil that ended up in the Gulf could fill about two N.O. Superdomes. When you compare that with the volume of the Gulf, it puts it in some sort of perspective..... not that it wasn't devastating to the marshes, untold marine creatures, business, etc. It was one difficult, strange summer here on the Florida panhandle.... Hope all are well.
09-12-2010 04:42 PM
w1651 Here you go

Underwater oil found off Florida coast | Fox10tv.com

Don't look K1 it's not science.
09-11-2010 08:46 PM
nolatom
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Or it could be a million gallons of dispersant put it there. Just haven't found the bulk of it yet.
I know some of it is off the coast of Pensacola Beach on the bottom. They found that much of it in about 60 feet of water. And not a microbe having lunch in sight.
Funny thing about that. I don't know where "they" were, but I dived off Pensacola, in about 100', then in about 80', a month ago. Then dived off Orange Beach last Monday, in about 80' and then around 70'. Couldn't find any oil, or traces, anywhere. Not saying it ain't out there, just not where I was. Nor where anyone else who's been running either dive boat was, either.
09-11-2010 06:32 PM
RTB The news is pretty quiet about the oil right now. Is the well totally capped?
09-11-2010 06:23 PM
k1vsk Perfect example of the failure of our elementary school system! - it's you're too funny. But you couldn't have chosen a more appropriate or entertaining ending.
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