“Radical drops in oxygen levels never before seen” have “changed our whole ecosystem”

Sunday, August 1, 2010
By Paul Martin

FloridaOilSpillLaw.com
August 1st, 2010

“The oil trapped in the water column is also suffocating the ocean, causing radical drops in oxygen levels never before seen, [Biological oceanographer at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Monty] Graham said,” reported the July 31 Danville Advocate.

“Graham’s measurements of oxygen levels in the waters where he studies plankton dropped to two to three times lower than normal, to a level so low most animals cannot tolerate it,” the article continues

This “is why all kinds of sea animals have been showing up in greater and greater numbers, closer and closer to shore — they can’t breathe in their normal habitats anymore.”

“It really changed our whole ecosystem in a number of ways,” Graham concludes.

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