posted on Nov, 5 2010 @ 10:12 PM
'We have never seen anything like this,' chief researcher says...
Scientists returning from an expedition off the Gulf Coast said Friday they found dead and dying deepwater coral near the BP oil spill site that was
covered in a brown substance.
"The compelling evidence that we collected constitutes a smoking gun" that the substance is tied to the BP spill, the chief researcher on the cruise,
Penn State biologist Charles Fisher, said in a statement Friday.
"We have never seen anything like this," he added. "The visual data for recent and ongoing death are crystal clear and consistent over at least 30
colonies; the site is close to the Deepwater Horizon; the research site is at the right depth and direction to have been impacted by a deep-water
plume, based on NOAA models and empirical data; and the impact was detected only a few months after the spill was contained."
edit on 5-11-2010
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