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Deepwater Horizon: BP investigating "natural oil seeps" on the sea floor at the site

Uh huh. "Natural". By which we mean "liability-free."


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Submitted by affinis on

Yep, "natural oil seeps".

I don't know how many people saw this article - it appears the oil spill largely obliterated Louisiana shrimp (the harvest this year was near zilch). I personally work on copepods - a tiny crustacean near the base of the aquatic food web. One of our field sites is the Mississippi delta, at the interface with the Gulf. When I went down in April, there were basically no copepods left (across all species of copepods, numbers reduced by two to three orders of magnitude, and couldn't find any individuals at all for the specific species I work on).