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Sniffing fish for toxins..say what!!

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posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 03:35 PM
This video is priceless..

thanks to Zorg12..

try this link..

I can't believe they would test for toxins this way..

I like this guys commentary..

[edit on 7-8-2010 by baddmove]

posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 03:55 PM
No vid...wassup?

I wanna see the fishsniffin'.

Whose doing the sniffin', BP peeps or some fishermen?


Edit To Add: Thanks for the new link

While I think a smell test alone is incomplete, our olfactory sense is pretty amazing. I hope that this technique is not the only approach they have though. Surely they are going to do different/additional tests.
He said it makes "no sense," perhaps he should say "nose sense."

[edit on 7-8-2010 by speculativeoptimist]

posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 04:04 PM
reply to post by speculativeoptimist

O.k. i put up a new link..

it seems to be working now..

posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 04:43 PM
reply to post by baddmove

you people are missing out on one really cool video..

I liked the part about sniffing the fish like a fine wine...

posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 04:48 PM
I saw this when I woke up this morning and almost spewed coffee all over the living room!
This girl is not sniffin or eating fish for a WHILE!!!

posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 04:49 PM
I will say... sniffing food sometimes can either really stimulate your appetitie or can tell you something is wrong with the food.

I once had this package of ground meat that I had opened, and attempted to close the other half up. This sat in my fridge for a week, and I was thinking about using it until I smelt it...... It had gone spoiled. If I would have eaten it, I might have died.

So yes, the nose knows.


posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 04:51 PM
reply to post by SolarE-Souljah

yes..most of us know that..

but you need to see this video to appreciate it even more..

posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 09:00 PM
reply to post by StealthyKat

good video huh?

i thought it was great..

posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 09:32 PM
The nose does know unless you have a sinus infection or a cold - then better to do another type of test just to make sure. After all this is going to end up on quiet a few dinner plates - that was a big fish!

posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 09:38 PM
reply to post by baddmove
Yeah I say this on the news this morning and couldn't stop laughing.
Ok I know the human nose is good for something ,. but this?
if there are chemicals in this stuff and people are sniffing it every day..not a good plan
But hey job security

posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 09:56 PM
Hydrogen sulfide one of the main deadly gasses
at a certain concentration between obnoxious and lethal
makes your smeller go numb
and you can't smell it at all then
so the gentleman is right
this don't make any sense...

but it is a sadly hilarious vid.

[edit on 7-8-2010 by Danbones]

posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 10:07 PM
reply to post by Danbones
Hello Dan
Hows it goin for ya
Need a job in the fish sniffin market

posted on Aug, 8 2010 @ 09:46 AM
I think the straight CNN video is far better than the linked one, it's unedited and you don't have to listen to the kid's annoying voice tell you things you are already thinking

On a more serious note though, the straight CNN video says, "The samples will be sent to Seattle for chemical testing..." ( Video here )
Of course, I had never heard of any testing aside from sniff testing, so of course I looked it up.

Jars of seafood samples line laboratory benches at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) facility, awaiting detailed chemical analysis for traces of oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill. But nobody checks for traces of the chemical dispersants dumped in the Gulf in unprecedented amounts to break up the oil.
NOAA scientists in Seattle are working on a procedure to detect minute levels of the chemicals in the flesh of fish and shellfish, said center Director Usha Varanasi. But don't expect it to be rolled out soon.
"Method development takes time," Varanasi said Thursday during a tour of the lab in Montlake. NOAA spokesman Brian Gorman said an initial version of the test might be ready within six weeks. Even then, agencies have yet to determine what level of dispersant chemicals is safe — or dangerous — to consume.

So, they report that there is chemical testing being done, yet it hasn't even been developed yet. And then, after it's developed, they have no idea what amounts are safe. (I'd say zero, but that's just me!)

And then, check this out!

Based on their chemistry, which is similar to water-soluble detergents, there's no reason to expect the dispersants to be highly toxic or to accumulate in fish and shellfish, Varanasi said. And because the dispersants mix with oil, NOAA's existing tests for petroleum contaminants should also detect any samples tainted by dispersant, she added.

Gilbert agrees those are reasonable assumptions — but says there's little evidence to back them up. "It's just nutty that we haven't done the studies."

It seems to me that the people doing the work don't even really believe in what they're doing.

[edit on 8-8-2010 by asianeko]

posted on Aug, 9 2010 @ 09:20 PM
Wrong Thread x,x My bad.

[edit on 9-8-2010 by asianeko]

posted on Aug, 9 2010 @ 09:40 PM
reply to post by asianeko

They don't..

that's why they are actually sniffing the fish..

plus they will get a little dispersant too..

nothing like a good toxic sniff to make your day..right?

posted on Aug, 9 2010 @ 11:44 PM
reply to post by baddmove

At least they are trying to develop one. My point was more that CNN is implying more is being done.

posted on Aug, 10 2010 @ 09:56 AM
Good find. Thanks for posting this.

posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 10:06 PM
reply to post by Skid Mark

your welcome..

anyone else see this?

posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 05:59 PM
reply to post by Skid Mark

You are welcome..

I wish more of you would watch this and comment on it...


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