Oil Spill's Impact on Gulf Seafood Remains Uncertain

Full story: New York Times 9
As the spill reaches more of the food supply, the government steps up monitoring to try to keep the local seafood industry from collapsing. Full Story
Government sucks

Sebastian, FL

#1 Jul 14, 2010
Remains uncertain? Uncertain till when? They die. How 'bout testing on the toxic dispersant while they're at it.
Anon

AOL

#2 Jul 14, 2010
I have heard that "Plankton" and Plankton-eaters are absorbing hydrocarbon pollution. Such tiny creatures being among the beginning steps in the ocean food chain.

These types of sea-creatures should be a fairly easy way of comparative-testing pollution impact and spread across all of the GOM and Caribbean. If the pollution is in the water--they will immediately absorb it.
Earonrail

Houston, TX

#3 Jul 14, 2010
Our government saved our financial industry from collapse, so I'm sure they can save the local seafood industry from collapsing.
kristian

Valby, Denmark

#4 Jul 14, 2010
don't just think about the seafood industry. think also about the actual animals, plants and general marina life itself.
Government sucks

Sebastian, FL

#5 Jul 14, 2010
Earonrail wrote:
Our government saved our financial industry from collapse, so I'm sure they can save the local seafood industry from collapsing.
No, they can't, the private sector company BP is doing a "bang up" job.
Anon

AOL

#6 Jul 14, 2010
Earonrail wrote:
Our government saved our financial industry from collapse, so I'm sure they can save the local seafood industry from collapsing.
This Obama regime or the installed ones before it all haven't saved crap. Before the Gulf disaster, the bankster/Wall Street bailouts were just brazen orchestrated mega-stealing massive money-transferrings from public pockets into corrupt bloated corporate entities (which should all have allowed fail!).

Goldman Sachs actually runs this government (Kagen will just be one their latest corporate proxies)--it's also a good part of the Federal Reserve System--and it profiteers with globalist British Petroleum--because the whole inter-connected corporate control is globalist.

This why the American Dollar is collapsing, Why Monsanto is ruining American and world food crops, Why Americans are sheeped into meat-grinder wars for resource control, legal/illegal drug control, genocide and the benefit of tiny parasite Israel--along with the "we know best" corporate oligarchs.

This is why the corporate oligarch "solution" for the manufactured Gulf disaster will include "Cap'n Trade" green investing scams, increased depopulation, more GMO frankenstein foods, more malnourished, drugged-up and dumb-downed Americans, more police-state--more limiting of individual choice and movement.

How about "Enron-rail" for a troll ID?
Great British ass

UK

#7 Jul 23, 2010
thank you BP, for ruining these fat American's days
Anti-Matrix

Mimbres, NM

#8 Jul 24, 2010
Prozac Pollution Making Shrimp Reckless

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Kate Ravilious
National Geographic News
July 23, 2010

Remnants of antidepressant drugs flushed into waterways worldwide are altering shrimp behavior and making them easier prey, experts say.

(See “Cocaine, Spices, Hormones Found in Drinking Water.”)

To mimic conditions in the wild, scientists exposed the estuary-dwelling shrimp Echinogammarus marinus to the antidepressant fluoxetine at levels detected in average sewage-treatment waste. Fluoxetine is the key ingredient in the drugs Prozac and Sarafem.

Shrimp normally gravitate toward safe, dark corners. But when exposed to fluoxetine, the animals were five times more likely to swim toward a bright region of water, the team discovered.
Eat your shrimp and get your Prozac,too!...
Anon

AOL

#9 Jul 25, 2010
Wild Shrimp larvae is another tiny creature which is going to indicate extent of crude pollution impact throughout the GOM. These tiny creatures feed mainly on Plankton and Algal blooms.

More than enough ways to determine what the pollution impact and biological lead-times will be on GOM's food chain.

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