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Deepwater Horizon Spill Lives On: Scientists Find Extensive Damage to Coral

Environment  (tags: BP Oil Spill, environmental damage, coral reefs, protection, environment, destruction, ecosystems, oceans, humans, nature, pollution )

- 1689 days ago -
The oil spill affected coral colonies far from the disaster site.


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Laura H (964)
Saturday August 2, 2014, 3:45 pm
EVERY day, I see the lovely, sweet BP ads; trying to tell me how innocent they are; how many jobs they control; how the land, sea, and air is A-OK;

BULLS*IT...and LIES!!!


Thanks Cal.

Heidi Wood (16)
Saturday August 2, 2014, 7:28 pm
Lets not forget Halliburton too. Ads that are claiming that the company helped out people during our September flood last year in Colorado when I told every one on Channel 7 news to stay out of the water. They claiming to be humans. Dick Chaney owns it who lead us into a war like I should really believe the commercial.

B Lewenza (76)
Saturday August 2, 2014, 7:43 pm
Noted Thanks Cal for posting “The jury is still out,” he said. “Some are getting better; some are getting worse. But they have a low metabolism, and it takes a long time to play out, so it will be a few years until we know the answer.” A few years means 10 - 15 years later before they see the total effect that this disaster caused.

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 12:41 am
There's no knowing where the pollution will end up.

Ana MESNER (201)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 1:24 am
Horrible, thank you Cal.

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 3:51 am
Noted with concern. Thanks Cal.

Kathleen M (210)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 9:46 am
Noted. Thanks, Cal. BP muckety-mucks should be in prison! Sickening!

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 12:04 pm
I live on the Gulf coast & I remember the day this happened, I cried, it will take years , if ever at all, for it to recover & everything BP says is a lie, they never helped with clean-up,other than I think a few days at first,etc. locals here are still doing that,& we have tar blls wash up on our beautiful beaches, I know that's why we've had hundreds of dolphins & other wildlife here die.There are very few BP stations still here, & I will never buy from one.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 1:08 pm
Noted. Thank you, Cal. I've read that the Corexit combining with the oil just made it all even more toxic. Also signed the petition within the article to "Halt Arctic Oil Lease Sales."

Theresa Robinson (79)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 1:23 pm

Colleen L (3)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 1:40 pm
Wish they'd stop destroying Mother Nature. Thanks Cal

Muriel Servaege (53)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 1:48 pm
This makes me feel like crying.

Ken O (55)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 2:29 pm
You mean the microbes didn't eat the oil?

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 3:34 pm
No drilling should be allowed in oceans. Damn BP.

Kay M (46)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 8:22 pm
Good Evening- Thank you for the article and keeping it in the news- I DO NOT WANT ANYONE TO EVER FORGET WHAT THAT MONSTER OILO CO>

Kay M (46)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 8:24 pm
Half of my posting above has disappeared- The MONSTER OIL CO IS B P and they need to restore all of the gulf and its people - wild life and coral and marine life- seafood- birds ---I could go on and on but you get my message---Thank Youi

Jeremy S (3)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 8:52 pm
And the damage oil companies do lives far beyond the lifetime of any of their well-heeled, self-satisfied executives...

Debra G (0)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 11:20 pm
About 25 years ago, I used a Frederic Forsyth book "The Devil's Alternative" to get my science students thinking about catastrophic oil spills. They could not conceive of the long-term devastation it could cause and joked about it. Then the Exxon Valdez wrecked Prince William Sound in Alaska. I'd like to think that that disaster provoked some thoughtful responses in my students. Nope, just Dawn dish washing jokes for about 2 weeks. Out of sight, out of mind. No doubt what goes on miles out to sea to the coral will yield similar yawns - after all, the Gulf states advertise how they're all cleaned up and open for business.

Stella G (403)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 11:56 pm
Continuando di questo passo, arriveremo a danneggiare i nostri oceani al punto che ci vorranno anni e anni prima di riuscire a recuperare una parte di esso, sempre incrociando le dita affinchè non ci siano altre fuoruscite. Invece di pubblicizzare se stessi, come benefattori per i posti di lavoro, dovrebbero fare maggiori studi per il recupero delle zone disastrate e l'impatto che le loro perforazioni possono avere sul mondo sottomarino. Ma io li vedo costantemente impegnati solo ad avere un maggior benessere economico per se stessi.

Katherine May Williams (0)
Monday August 4, 2014, 12:30 am

Colin Hope (201)
Monday August 4, 2014, 2:48 am
Thanks for sharing, Cal!!

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Monday August 4, 2014, 2:55 am
Sadly noted. Thanks.

Anna Meng Wang (1)
Monday August 4, 2014, 4:19 am

Past Member (0)
Monday August 4, 2014, 5:15 am
Can we mess up our home?

Enrico H (7)
Monday August 4, 2014, 5:51 am

Winn Adams (179)
Monday August 4, 2014, 7:01 am
Sadly noted

Past Member (0)
Monday August 4, 2014, 7:23 am
noted and signed

Marija M (25)
Monday August 4, 2014, 7:53 am
Sadly noted, ty Cal

Robert O (12)
Monday August 4, 2014, 9:31 am
Thanks Cal.

Ben O (135)
Monday August 4, 2014, 10:24 am
BP = Bloody Plague!

Jo S (619)
Monday August 4, 2014, 1:10 pm
Noted, signed & shared.
Thanks Cal.

Elizabeth M (65)
Thursday August 7, 2014, 2:46 pm
Noted and shared. It probably will take many more years to come before the coral reefs heal, and probably not all will. This should have been the big red flag to turn away from fossil fuels. There is probably an answer out there, but these Billion Dollar Oil Companies won't let it out if they cannot sustain the huge capital they are making now.Governments should have stopped these conglomerates and monopolies, by splitting them up years ago. Thank You Cal.

Betty Kelly (4)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 12:42 pm
If this Planet Earth is to survive, we must convert to Green Energy. Fossil Fuels are killing our Earth.
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