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Scientists Find Dead Coral Near Site of BP Oil Spill. More evidence of damage from oil tragedy.

(Nov. 6) -- Scientists have found dead coral in the Gulf of Mexico only a few miles from where the BP oil well blew out six months ago, raising new concerns that damage from the massive spill may be worse than reported.

"The compelling evidence that we collected constitutes a smoking gun," Charles Fisher, a Penn State University biologist and expedition leader, said in a statement. "The circumstantial evidence is extremely strong and compelling because we have never seen anything like this -- and we have seen a lot."

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UPI Link: Dead, dying coral at gulf oil spill site

Dead, dying coral at gulf oil spill site
Published: Nov. 5, 2010 at 3:42 PM

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Fisher said a colony of the hard coral species Madrepora at a depth of 4,500 feet appeared to be unhealthy.

"Within minutes of our arrival at this site, it was evident to the biologists on board that this site was unlike any others that we have seen over the course of hundreds of hours of studying the deep corals in the Gulf of Mexico over the last decade with remotely operated vehicles and submersibles," Fisher said.

"We found that extensive portions of most of the coral colonies were either recently dead or were dying," he said.

Many of the brittle stars that are symbiotic partners of these types of corals also appeared to be very unhealthy, the researchers said.

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Scientists Find Dead Coral

Near Site of BP Oil Spill. More evidence of damage from oil tragedy.........or just evidence of dead coral. What about dead coral far from the site.

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fact of the matter

The Mississippi headwaters and surrounding coastal areas are filled with hundreds of year's worth of toxic substances. Ranging from plastic particle washout from upriver factories, to ship waste, the Mississippi canyon and surrounding areas have been filling with pollution for over 300 years.

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." ~ Albert Einstein

Scientist-Media-Congress complex hits again

Looks like some sientists want more money. They run to media with some scary stuff, and the media asks the Congress what to do about it. "More money!" is the answer of course. The scientists with some more money find more scary stuff and tell the media about it again. Media ask Congress what they are going to do about it. "More money!" is the answer of course. The scientists find more scary stuff...

The true scope of the Gulf tragedy

is only beginning. Most are in serious denial or apathetic about it. There is MUCH more going in the Gulf than people WANT to be aware of ...and that, IMO is tragic in itself.

"In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies..but the silence of our friends." ~MLK

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

There is nothing going on in the Gulf of mexico

Complete hoax.

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." ~ Albert Einstein

It was already a dead zone

before the Deep Water Horizon incident. There is no way they can prove what caused what they are stating.

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." ~ Albert Einstein

Gee, who'd have guessed?

I used to think the coral was already dead from agricultural run off which also contains petroleum toxins.
But I'll tell you something: I would only think it in the late evening. Oh, occasionally the early evening, but usually the late evening - or the mid-evening. Just the early evening, midevening and late evening. Occasionally, early afternoon, early midafternoon, or perhaps the late-midafternoon. Oh, sometimes the early-mid-late-early morning. . . . But never at dusk.

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