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  •  Yes. I wonder what the ratio is (3+ / 0-)
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    10,000:1
    100,000:1

    ????

    •  I'd rather see less than more... just can't (4+ / 0-)

      see how that is effective.... seems pretty feeble ...

      •  It works well enough to keep most of (4+ / 0-)
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        the oil off the beaches - for now. It minimizes bad PR for BP. Black oozing, gooey stuff covering white beach sand can be seen. Dispersed oil can't.

        Who knows what the long term effects will be with all this oil hanging in massive plumes within the water column. I don't imagine it is very health for fish gills and crustaceans.

        •  I really feel that this is going to come back and (7+ / 0-)

          bite everybody in the ass in spades. BP, the water, ALL OF IT. My gut says those gawdang "dispresents" are going to be killing the GOM for years and years. At the very least, fish will be rendered inedible even though they may survive that crap.

          "I have ferrets with fins" - African Cichlids. And 3 pooties too! Ren, Stimpy (15 yrs) and Rocky (3 yrs)

          by mrsgoo on Wed Jun 02, 2010 at 09:59:00 PM PDT

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          •  I've just done a bit of reading on this stuff (1+ / 0-)
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            Researchers have found that it doesn't affect adult fish so much but it kills eggs and damages juveniles.

            Basically, not enough long term studies have been done.

            •  Studies in the SF Bay and Delta have shown that (3+ / 0-)

              all the "nasty" runoff is damaging the eggs and juvenile striped bass and salmon and may be a contributing factor to the POD (Pelagic Organism Decline) otherwise known as the CRASH of the Salmon and Striped Bass fishery in the Bay and Delta. But, they can't be sure. So we need to keep investing more and more money into grants and studies after all the tens of years of grants and studies that have already been done. Color me jaded. For Chrissakes - pollution hurts fish. Water Diversions hurt fish. Ammonia from water treatment plants - wait... guess.. HURTS FISH. Runoff from urban areas...... HURTS FISH. But, we need to keep studying this until THERE ARE NO MORE GODDAMN FISH LEFT IN THE DELTA. Then, we can pump ALL THE WATER TO THE SELENIUM IMPAIRED LANDS IN THE SJ VALLEY AND THERE WILL BE NO MORE FISH TO HURT. /end rant.

              Fuck it. I'm going to bed now. No diss on you dude, disperants will provide studying and grant opportunities for decades to come.

              "I have ferrets with fins" - African Cichlids. And 3 pooties too! Ren, Stimpy (15 yrs) and Rocky (3 yrs)

              by mrsgoo on Wed Jun 02, 2010 at 10:36:29 PM PDT

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