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  •  uh, no. (6+ / 0-)

    Folks here aren't doing their research on this issue. Plenty of studies available online of ongoing damage to the northern gulf ecosystem from the BP oil disaster. I've linked to a couple. Red tide comes and goes, but the oil stays. I'm not downplaying the red tide. In addition, toxins from the oil disaster may be allowing an ecosystem out of whack to produce a particularly deadly red tide outbreak that killing manatees in record numbers right now:

    recent study showing how the BP contaminants are potentially spreading off the western coast of Florida:

    http://program.gulfofmexicoconference.org/...

    Manatee die-off happening now:
    http://www.sciencerecorder.com/...

    •  someone isn't doing their research (1+ / 0-)
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      wader

      the dead zone is due to algal blooms caused by excessive nutrients due to fertilizer run-off in the mississippi.

      the algae blooms, dies, decomposes and sucks all the oxygen out of the water during decomposition.

      NOT a red tide, that's not what I am talking about.

      and I'll stand by my proposition that the dead zone, which covers thousands of square miles and essentially kills every living thing, well every aerobic living thing, and has for years is a greater disaster than the BP oil spill.

      Here, let me do the research for you:

      dead zone

      my point of course, is that the dead zone is an on-going catastrophe.

      big badda boom : GRB 090423

      by squarewheel on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 03:48:54 PM PDT

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