posted on Mar, 24 2012 @ 03:10 AM
Since the explosion on the BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, scientists have been working to understand
the impact that this disaster has had on the environment. For months, crude oil gushed into the water at a rate of approximately 53,000 barrels per
day before the well was capped on July 15, 2010. A new study confirms that oil from the Macondo well made it into the ocean's food chain through the
tiniest of organisms, zooplankton.
Tiny drifting animals in the ocean, zooplankton are useful to track oil-derived pollution. They serve as food for baby fish and shrimp and act as
conduits for the movement of oil contamination and pollutants into the food chain. The study confirms that not only did oil affect the ecosystem in
the Gulf during the blowout, but it was still entering the food web after the well was capped.
Well there you have it,if there were any doubts to any ill effects on marine life from the BP oil spill you now have a confirmed research study that
shows proof that chemical contamination did in fact effect zoo plankton.
I personally never had any doubt in my mind that such a disastrous spill could have gotten into and effected marine life,food and alter the
Eco-system,one way or another and either way you look at it,it is a negative for that areas Eco-system and we probably still will not know the
absolute and exact negative effects it still holds lone term.
It is sickening and atrocious with what happened ,the BP spill and the cover-ups afterward,greed has no boundaries in the hearts of the corporate
edit on 24-3-2012 by PerfectPerception because: (no reason given)