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Scientists have found signs of an oil-and-dispersant mix under the shells of tiny blue crab larvae in the Gulf of Mexico...
"It does appear that there is a Corexit sort of fingerprint in the blob samples that we ran," Erin Gray, a Tulane biologist, told the Huffington Post Thursday. Two independent tests are being run to confirm those findings, "so don't say that we're 100 percent sure yet," Gray said.
"The chemistry test is still not completely conclusive," said Tulane biology professor Caz Taylor, the team's leader. "But that seems the most likely thing."
Perry said the discovery of the oil and dispersant blobs is very troubling -- but not, she made clear, because it has any impact on the safety of seafood in the short run. "Unlike heavy metals that biomagnify as they go up the foodchain, oil doesn't seem to do that," she said. Rather, she said,
Originally posted by sadchild01
good good ,americans will soon pay for the murders and genocides they committed in the third world .
I hope that corexant problem gets much worser
"BIOACCUMULATION POTENTIAL Component substances have a potential to bioconcentrate" It's going to get passed down the food chain, where simple organisms (who may have a higher concentration of Corexit) get eaten by more complex organisms. See the LC50 findings above.
With BP's well possibly capped for good, and the surface slick shrinking, some observers of the Gulf disaster are starting to let down their guard, with some journalists even asking: Where is the oil?
But the answer is clear: In part due to the1.8 million gallons of dispersant that BP used, a lot of the estimated 200 million or more gallons of oil that spewed out of the blown well remains under the surface of the Gulf in plumes of tiny toxic droplets. And it's short- and long-term effects could be profound.
The Gulf of Mexico ecosystem provides a wide array of valuable resources to the nations on its shores....
Originally posted by tsurfer2000h
Ok let me get see here, so you need to have how much scientific proof that this oil and corexit has reached the food chain. Just because it isn't in the fish you buy today at the store does not mean it is not in the food chain.
Fish are generally able to excrete ingested oil, but inverterbrates such as crabs don't have that ability.