2 Years After the BP Oil Spill, Is the Gulf Ecosystem Collapsing?
by George Washington
The Gulf Ecosystem Is Being Decimated
The BP oil spill started on April 20, 2010. We’ve previously warned that the BP oil spill could severely damage the Gulf ecosystem.
Since then, there are numerous signs that the worst-case scenario may be playing out:
New York Times: “Gulf Dolphins Exposed to Oil Are Seriously Ill, Agency Says
MSNBC: Gulf shrimp scarce this season (and see the Herald Tribune‘s report)
Mother Jones: Eyeless shrimp are being found all over the Gulf
NYT: Oil Spill Affected Gulf Fish’s Cell Function, Study Finds
CBS:Expert: BP spill likely cause of sick Gulf fish (and see the Press Register’s report)
“Study confirms oil from Deepwater spill entered food chain
Pensacola News Journal: “Sick fish” archive
Agence France Presse: Mystery illnesses plague Louisiana oil spill crews
MSNBC: Sea turtle deaths up along Gulf, joining dolphin trend