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BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could lead to an increase in fish stocks because of restrictions on fishing in the area, one of the world’s leading experts on marine oil pollution said Thursday.
Researchers say there are several reasons for the relatively small death toll: The vast nature of the spill means scientists are able to locate only a small fraction of the dead animals. Many will never be found after sinking to the bottom of the sea or getting scavenged by other marine life. And large numbers of birds are meeting their deaths deep in the Louisiana marshes where they seek refuge from the onslaught of oil. "That is their understanding of how to protect themselves," said Doug Zimmer, spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. For nearly four hours Monday, a three-person crew with Greenpeace cruised past delicate islands and mangrove-dotted inlets in Barataria Bay off southern Louisiana. They saw dolphins by the dozen frolicking in the oily sheen and oil-tinged pelicans feeding their young. But they spotted no dead animals.
Originally posted by Baloney
reply to post by justadood
I hope EVERYONE who was negatively affected by this does bring LAWSUITS against them!! Ho-ray for everyone who does sue BP for the TERRIBLE, DEVASTATION that their NEGLIGENCE caused to the wildlife and many people in that area!!