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Wed Apr 18, 2012, 11:46 AM

BP Oil Spill Aftermath: Eyeless Shrimp, Clawless Crabs and Fish with Oozing Sores

http://gizmodo.com/5903021/bp-oil-spill-aftermath-eyeless-shrimp-clawless-crabs-and-fish-with-oozing-sores

BP Oil Spill Aftermath: Eyeless Shrimp, Clawless Crabs and Fish with Oozing Sores

Al Jazeera just published an astonishing report on the after-effects of the BP oil disaster, and it's not pretty. There are an alarming number of deformities in sea creatures: mutated shrimp, fish with sores and lesions, eyeless crabs and more. It's unlike anything local fisherman have ever seen.

see: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/04/201241682318260912.html

How bad is it?

The effect that the oil spill and its reckless cleanup has on sea life is frightening, damning and sad. Here's a list of deformities that Al Jazeera found in its report:

Shrimp with tumors on their heads
Shrimp with defects on their gills and "shells missing around their gills and head"
Shrimp without eyes
Shrimp with babies still attached to them
Eyeless fish
Fish without eye-sockets
Fish without covers on their gills
Fish with large pink masses hanging off their eyes and gills
Crates of blue crabs, all of which were lacking at least one claw
Crabs with holes in their shells
Crabs with shells that have no spikes or claws or misshapen claws
Crabs that are dying from within


..more..

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Reply BP Oil Spill Aftermath: Eyeless Shrimp, Clawless Crabs and Fish with Oozing Sores (Original post)
G_j Apr 2012 OP
Fawke Em Apr 2012 #1
hootinholler Apr 2012 #5
quinnox Apr 2012 #6
xchrom Apr 2012 #2
Hell Hath No Fury Apr 2012 #3
G_j Apr 2012 #14
underpants Apr 2012 #17
no_hypocrisy Apr 2012 #4
Lifelong Protester Apr 2012 #20
Octafish Apr 2012 #7
Scuba Apr 2012 #8
HockeyMom Apr 2012 #9
d_r Apr 2012 #10
felix_numinous Apr 2012 #11
OnyxCollie Apr 2012 #12
caseymoz Apr 2012 #13
rgbecker Apr 2012 #15
underpants Apr 2012 #16
jus-theFACTS Apr 2012 #18
Initech Apr 2012 #19
SammyWinstonJack Apr 2012 #23
G_j Apr 2012 #21
Ship of Fools Apr 2012 #22
schlagehundenancee Apr 2012 #24
malaise Apr 2012 #25
Jello Biafra Apr 2012 #26
DFW Apr 2012 #27
G_j Apr 2012 #28

Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 11:49 AM

1. And, yet, to hear the Gulf states' tourism campaigns:

"Come on in! The water is fine!"

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 12:01 PM

5. Those are funded by BP

Part of the cleanup money allocated.

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 12:03 PM

6. yep, and I can't wait to eat some contaminated fish!

 

mmm, mmmmm, get me that gulf coast seafood already!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 11:49 AM

2. Du rec. Nt

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 11:53 AM

3. Why is it that Al Jazeera is the only major --

media outlet to be talking about this?? Oh, yeah!, because we have to lull the American people into thinking it's all OK, and that oil and corexit are GOOD for the Gulf.

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Response to Hell Hath No Fury (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 02:54 PM

14. very disturbing

Damn "left wing media"

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Response to Hell Hath No Fury (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 07:00 PM

17. We live in a bubble in this country

we can have hearing on the outlandish GSA convention but we never mention the missing $23 BILLION in Iraqi

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 11:54 AM

4. BP says "The Gulf is 'back'".



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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 12:46 AM

20. Yeah, I don't know what makes me more upset

this corporate sponsored propaganda or those crappy ads that Exxonmobil keeps running about how a 'great teacher changed my life'. Really? How about you petro-creeps do something that would really be amazing-give back your tax subsidies. Give that money to a school system, fund a few school arts programs, do something for education than that ridiculous self-serving propaganda. I HATE THOSE ADS! (Can you tell?)

I feel terribly sorry for those folks on the Gulf, I really do. But these tourism ads, propped up by BP 'settlement money' really frost me.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 12:06 PM

7. BP has been telling us online, on the tee vee and in print how the Gulf is back.

Didn't think they meant this, though.

Thanks for the headless BP heads-up, G_j.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 12:07 PM

8. No one could have predicted...

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 12:10 PM

9. I worry about drinking the local water

nevermind eating the seafood, or swimming in the Gulf.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 01:04 PM

10. horrible to think about those shrimp entering food supply

shrimp without eyes
crawfish pie
file gumbo

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 01:11 PM

11. They have ruined the public trust.

How can we trust agencies that lie to us over and over? These are just the visible signs of mutation, there must be changes in their DNA, and they must be immune compromised.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 01:17 PM

12. K&R. nt

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 01:38 PM

13. But . . . But . . . that oil eating bacteria!


The administration assured us the oil was all gone, six weeks after the spill! I remember people on the DU2 forum in the Gulf saying we should all come down and enjoy the food, or they would go bankrupt! Yes, please poison yourself, enjoy our hospitality so we can have your money. Somehow, that wasn't the friendliest invitation I'd ever had.

I remember a woman calling into NPR who said she bought gas from BP so that poor company would have money to clean up the spill! Are we a nation of petro-suckers or what?

Again, on this issue, just like education, global warming, the Iraq war, the Bush tax cuts, and about three dozen government policies and actions taken since 2000, the left was right. Again, the news is so effectively suppressed in the domestic press so that it takes an overseas news organization to break the story. The left predicted this, not because of anti-business bias but because the we're informed of the science. Petroleum absorption is like taking a shotgun to an organism's DNA, and that's just one of its bad effects.

I'm so glad we have a free press, and a free enterprise system to corrupt it.



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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 06:53 PM

15. Funny, this report didn't show up on Yahoo's home page or my nightly news.

WTF?

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 06:54 PM

16. FRY 'EM!!!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 07:50 PM

18. it's unbelievable how many people think everything is A-ok there

 

The poison ooze has fucked up the Gulf for a loooong time.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 08:19 PM

19. If corporations are indeed people let's give BP the death penalty for what they did.

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Response to Initech (Reply #19)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 06:58 AM

23. +1000!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 12:54 AM

21. a kick

for Swamp Rat who warned us about this, and never believed the government's bullshit concerning the BP "spill".

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 04:32 AM

22. Quelle surprise.

Did anyone really think otherwise? Next big *water is wet* story
will involve Fukushima...

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 07:07 AM

24. I have refused to eat ANYTHING from the Gulf of Cheney

 

since the leak.

I knew it would not be safe.

BTW I am a seafood lover but now not so much unless I know where it comes from and how it was handled.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 07:23 AM

25. But but but Haley Barbour

said it was A OK and he didn't know why liberals were attacking that saintly company BP.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 07:27 AM

26. Think about that the next time you go to Red Lobster....

Oh, and another thing.....this came from Al-jazerra...if we watch this, it makes us Muslim sympathizers ( ).

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 08:13 AM

27. Back in 2010

I got blasted, including here on DU, for saying that the spill would have dramatic, long-term
consequences on the marine life, and that they would be felt for years afterward. All was NOT
well with the Gulf marine life.

It still isn't.

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Response to DFW (Reply #27)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 11:28 AM

28. certainly

I hear ya, and there were quite a few BP apologisits here...

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