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Eyeless Shrimp and Mutant Fish Raise Concerns Over BP Spill Effects
Fox Houston ^ | 4/18/2012 | MYFox Houston

Posted on 04/29/2012 12:28:00 PM PDT by Mike Darancette

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Sounds fishy to me.
1 posted on 04/29/2012 12:28:11 PM PDT by Mike Darancette
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To: Mike Darancette

2 posted on 04/29/2012 12:33:28 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Mike Darancette
It's Al Jazeera, certainly a much more reliable source than
3 posted on 04/29/2012 12:35:51 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1195 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still...])
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To: Mike Darancette
scientists and commercial fishers

Neither of which could profit financially via s spill stink being contrived.

4 posted on 04/29/2012 12:35:51 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Mike Darancette
and other mutant creatures found in the Gulf of Mexico. . . .


5 posted on 04/29/2012 12:38:24 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Squid pro squo.)
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To: Mike Darancette
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polycyclic_aromatic_hydrocarbon Probably not the above substances rather the dispersant.
6 posted on 04/29/2012 12:39:04 PM PDT by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: Mike Darancette

So let’s see all those who mocked the sources on another thread regarding this.


7 posted on 04/29/2012 12:40:00 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Mike Darancette
an extensive report by Al Jazeera English.

Erk!....put the brakes on.

8 posted on 04/29/2012 12:41:01 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Mike Darancette
Two years later, scientists and commercial fishers alike are finding shrimp, crab and fish that they believe have been deformed by the chemicals unleashed in the spill, according to an extensive report by Al Jazeera English.

So when is Al Jazeera going to do an expose on the damage done to the ocean from the oil spill that Saddam released, that was MUCH WORSE than the gulf spill? And was done on purpose by Saddam?

/johnny

9 posted on 04/29/2012 12:42:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: autumnraine
It's still the same B.S. Al Jazeera report that is being referred to.

/johnny

10 posted on 04/29/2012 12:44:28 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Mike Darancette

Not one news source that I read has done any investigation of their own and nowhere have I seen a reason stated why this can’t be true.


11 posted on 04/29/2012 12:49:20 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (The longer you hold tiger by the tail, the hungrier he gets.)
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To: Mike Darancette

Until I see pictures - and lots of evidence - i do not believe this story.


12 posted on 04/29/2012 12:53:30 PM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: Mike Darancette

First they came for the eyeless shrimp.
Then they came for the poor pwned porpoises and the docile dolphins.
And yet we said nothing. Finally, they came for limbless Frenchmen.


13 posted on 04/29/2012 12:57:04 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: Mike Darancette
These anomalies have always existed....caught a lot of 'em in the 1960's '70's, etc.

I sense an agenda here....

14 posted on 04/29/2012 12:58:29 PM PDT by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: autumnraine

Fine. I’m in. this is al jism BS.

You can find the same aberrations anywhere in the world across all species.

The dispersants used in this clean up have long ago well, been dispersed and washed through the Gulf Stream through the Atlantic currents and around the world.....years ago...

In fact, it happened within one week of each instance, of dispersants used, leaving the ocean with negligible or no detection of any chemicals used .


15 posted on 04/29/2012 1:01:41 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: autumnraine

Fine. I’m in. this is al jism BS.

You can find the same aberrations anywhere in the world across all species.

The dispersants used in this clean up have long ago well, been dispersed and washed through the Gulf Stream through the Atlantic currents and around the world.....years ago...

In fact, it happened within one week of each instance, of dispersants used, leaving the ocean with negligible or no detection of any chemicals used .


16 posted on 04/29/2012 1:02:17 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Mike Darancette
Eyeless Shrimp and Mutant Fish

I'm more concerned with braindead Democrats.

ML/NJ

17 posted on 04/29/2012 1:10:50 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Mike Darancette
feh...
18 posted on 04/29/2012 1:12:36 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Mike Darancette
LOL @ your comment.....

natural oil leaks in the ocean

19 posted on 04/29/2012 1:17:03 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Mike Darancette

20 posted on 04/29/2012 1:17:22 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Vendome
Fine. I’m in. this is al jism BS.

LOL....no comment from me, I'd be banned for sure ;)

21 posted on 04/29/2012 1:20:11 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Mike Darancette
Nature healed what man inflicted in 1979 Gulf spill Read more: June 10, 2010

" "A lot of the fishermen around here will tell you that the fish never came back,'' says Vega Morales. ``They'll say, `Oh, in the old days, you could catch fish with your hat, it was so easy.' That's how we are, always talking about the one that got away. But the truth is, after maybe nine months or so, it was back to normal." " (Ixtoc 1)

"Soto, who followed the fish and shrimp population off Mexico closely, found to his surprise that for most species the numbers had returned to normal within two years."

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Oil Cleanup Expert Comments on Gulf Spill

"Every year 2 million to 12 million tons of oil naturally seep from the ocean floor and into the sea. In fact, many of the deposits in the Gulf of Mexico were discovered by observing these oil seeps, which is why the hydrocarbon degraders are everywhere, waiting for their “dinner” or fuel. Fishermen should be prepared for the extra catches that are coming because after every major oil spill there’s an explosion of local fish."

"But before a fish explosion can happen, the microorganisms need to be able to get to the oil and digest it. Since oil and water don’t mix, adding a dispersant will accelerate the breakdown of the oil, making it more available to the microorganisms."

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1979's Ixtoc oil well blowout in Gulf of Mexico has startling parallels to current disaster

"Even with those obstacles, fishers still managed to amass an impressive catch in 1979 -- when oil was gushing into the Gulf."

"Researchers in Campeche found shrimping that year enjoyed a high. The total tonnage of seafood caught in the Gulf of Mexico grew by 5.9 percent compared with the previous 12 months, and octopus capture in the Bay of Campeche beat the previous record by 50 percent."

"Tunnell's follow-up research into life near Texas beaches showed that organisms whose populations were apparently reduced by the massive spill replenished themselves within a few years."


22 posted on 04/29/2012 1:20:51 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: ml/nj

We need a shrimp with disabilities act.


23 posted on 04/29/2012 1:20:51 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: autumnraine
So let’s see all those who mocked the sources on another thread regarding this.

Here I am -- I'm one of those who mocked the source on another thread. Sources matter -- and I'm not prone to accept at face value what some oil-company-suing-lawyer writes on his blog. Would you? Evidently you did.

Now that I start to read about it from some other sources, I'm inclined to give it credence. Why do you find that worth making a deal over.

24 posted on 04/29/2012 2:00:24 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: BfloGuy

Put it in perspective. There were 8 Olympic sie swimming pools of oil spilled into the gulf. Or as Rush said, 1 drop in a bathtub


25 posted on 04/29/2012 2:14:42 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: BfloGuy
This is at the bottom of this MYFox Houston article...

Read more: Al Jazeera

So it's apparently the same source.

26 posted on 04/29/2012 2:14:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Mike Darancette

Hear we come to save the day, the tiger shrimp are on the way.


27 posted on 04/29/2012 2:19:56 PM PDT by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: Mike Darancette

Just a minor details link including a video to beat up on. (US government has set seafood consumption levels from the Gulf to avoid certain cancer rates ever since the Horizon blow out. I suppose I will have to post that link since I will be the only one that can find it.)

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/04/2-years-after-the-bp-oil-spill-is-the-gulf-ecosystem-collapsing.html

In the meantime...

http://article.wn.com/view/2012/01/03/BP_says_it_is_entitled_to_payment_from_Halliburton_b/


28 posted on 04/29/2012 2:38:22 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Put it in perspective

Oh, I do. I was just informing the commenter that this source, added to the others, made me give it more credence. Not ready at all to simply believe it.

29 posted on 04/29/2012 2:41:40 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: TigersEye
Read more: Al Jazeera.

Heh. I didn't notice that. The source on the thread I referenced was a blog by an activist lawyer who makes his living suing oil companies. I chided the poster for that.

I was just annoyed that the commenter I was responding to seemed annoyed that some of us were doubtful. I still am -- just willing to listen.

30 posted on 04/29/2012 2:45:08 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: BfloGuy
There are other opinions about the affect of oil in ocean waters.
31 posted on 04/29/2012 2:47:49 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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Click the link. The Republic you save may be your own.


32 posted on 04/29/2012 3:09:54 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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I suspect there have always been such anomalies in sea critters before, but no one had any ‘catastrophe’ on which they could blame them.


33 posted on 04/29/2012 3:10:05 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: billorites
Spider Pig and Homer
34 posted on 04/29/2012 3:15:19 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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There are other opinions about the affect of oil in ocean waters.

Sheesh. I must be a worse writer than I thought. I never said I agreed with the article. Never. Not once. Nunca. Jamais.

35 posted on 04/29/2012 3:20:28 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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I know that. I said nothing to indicate that I thought otherwise.


36 posted on 04/29/2012 3:23:52 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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I don’t understand how eyeless critters manage to find food to live long enough to be big enough to be caught. How does that work?


37 posted on 04/29/2012 3:57:43 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: BfloGuy

What “other sources” did you find?


38 posted on 04/29/2012 3:59:41 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Clara Lou

Government assistance. Through SSI they all get seeing-eye krill.


39 posted on 04/29/2012 4:08:39 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I’m coming back through Vegas this summer, after I get my shoulder operated on.

I’ll stop in and say hi.


40 posted on 04/29/2012 8:40:51 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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LOL

Freepers are hilarious!


41 posted on 04/29/2012 8:42:19 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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Yabut yabut...was it the oil, or the COREXIT®?


42 posted on 04/29/2012 8:46:59 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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Eyeless shrimp, fish with oozing sores and other mutant creatures found in the Gulf of Mexico

That's OK. I don't eat shrimp eyes. Catch fish all the time that have sores, even before BP spill. Cut out the sore spot, and still have meat. Only other mutant creature I'd seen was Obama walking on the beach.

43 posted on 04/29/2012 8:56:43 PM PDT by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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What “other sources” did you find?

This article mentions nothing about mutant shrimp. Seems like they might have even had a decent shrimping year.

http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2012/01/gulf_shrimp_harvest_numbers_ar.html

44 posted on 04/29/2012 8:59:05 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (The longer you hold tiger by the tail, the hungrier he gets.)
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To: Clara Lou

How do a crab with no claws feed itself?


45 posted on 04/29/2012 9:02:17 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (The longer you hold tiger by the tail, the hungrier he gets.)
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To: RedMDer

ROTFLMAO!!!

I was ready to for a bit of wasted time.

When I lived on the East Coast, I happened to be in Philadelphia and listening on the radio.

The News Talker was commenting on some blind guy, whooooo had a black belt in Tae Kwon do.

So this guy is minding his own business when a mugger decides to prey on him “cuz he looks easy?”

Nope/Bad Move/Worst Decision Evuh.....

The Blind, Black Belt, Beats the Brazen Bozo like the redheaded step child he always hated and puts him in the hospital for a week.

Broken this, Broken that. The list is too extensive.

So the Newstalker after describing this simply says “Hmp”.

Dead silence and just as I’m reaching to change the channel all of the sudden I hear:
“Blindy Man, Blindy Man Does Whatever a Blind Man Can. Can he Kick, See him Flip....Look Out....Oops, didn’t see that one coming stoopid robber man”

I was dying laughing. So I knew the owner of the station and his son Kyle. Drove over and had to see who it was and when I got there, maybe 10 minutes later, they were still laughing.

Too funny.


46 posted on 04/29/2012 9:04:05 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Free America52
Got butter?

Giant Cannibal Shrimp More Than A FOOT Long Invade Waters Off Gulf Coast


47 posted on 04/29/2012 9:10:04 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: central_va

Spend too much time on that treadmill and your eyes will pop out!


48 posted on 04/29/2012 9:20:10 PM PDT by moehoward
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This article mentions nothing about mutant shrimp. Seems like they might have even had a decent shrimping year.

My neighbor owns a restaurant in Uptown New Orleans. He gets seafood, including shrimp, from the Gulf. Nothing is wrong with the seafood from the Gulf.

This article is scare-mongering and full of lies.

49 posted on 04/29/2012 11:06:58 PM PDT by sand88 (Nothing on this Earth would get me to vote for Mitt.)
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To: Vendome

LOL!


50 posted on 04/30/2012 5:15:59 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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