Gulf of Mexico coral still damaged by BP oil


You may not “see” the oil anymore …. but the lingering effects are definite still there. In this case, out of sight …. isn’t the fact!!

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This 2009 video is called Coral Reef in the Gulf of Mexico: Flower Garden Banks.

From Wildlife Extra:

The effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that are still emerging

The oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 has largely dissipated, but the impacts on marine life in the area are still being discovered.

A team led by Charles Fisher from Penn State University in the US has found two additional damaged coral communities up to 22km away from the original site and at depths of more than 1,800m, reports Science Daily.

Fisher’s team compared damaged communities found around the time of the oil spill with the new ones. The former has provided a useful model for the progression of damage caused by the spill over time.

“One of the keys to coral‘s usefulness as an indicator species is…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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