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New findings on whether Gulf Seafood safe to eat

by admin on July 1st, 2010

USM and Tulane scientists are reporting oil droplets in Blue Crab Larvae. Research done by Harriet Perry, director of the Center for Fisheries Research and Development at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, shows traces of oil being carried by the larvae between their outer shell and inner skin. Another researcher from Tulane has found the oil in the larvae as far as Pensacola and through out the Louisiana marsh. They both say more testing will be needed to confirm this oil is from the spill, but the timing is a bit suspect. The crabs are of course a source of food for people and many other species in the Gulf, which means that a lot of research will be needed to know if oil entering the food chain will have long term health effects.

The Sun Herald< has more info here.

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  1. justmeint permalink

    A Taiwanese-flagged vessel, named “A Whale,” which is 3 1/2 football fields long and looms 10 stories high – outfitted with 12 vents on either side of its bow, which experts hope will be able to suck up as many as 21 million gallons of oil-tainted water each day in the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster – has offered its services in the attempted clean up.

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