reply to post by intrptr
I looked for some video but nothing recent that I could find but here is the Penn state link with some more info & some pictures of their study
Found this just now,although from 2010 I believe this may of been the precursor to the expedition or the beginning of their studies from the article
in the Op.
-The Gulf of Mexico: Investigating the potential for hidden threats
Two Pictures of coral showing signs of damaged,brown flocculent material from oil-
One of the impacted corals with attached brittle starfish. Although the orange tips on some branches of the coral is the color of living tissue,
it is unlikely that any living tissue remains on this animal.
A portion of one of the impacted corals and two attached brittle starfish. Living tissue is orange and most of the skeleton is bare or covered by
brown flocculent material. The brittle starfish are normal symbiotic partners of this type of coral. The brittle star on the left shows a more normal
coloration for this species and the individual on the right is bleached white and much more tightly wrapped around the branch than normal. Both
starfish were uncharacteristically immobile.
Nature very well may be able to bounce back from something like this but I just cannot help myself from being angry...bitter really,that this is what
we do and allow on our home,the only home that we know and very well could be the only home & planet we ever have!
We need to seriously wake up & smell the roses...Roses that are close to withering.
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