“Mystery is Brewing”: Why are sharks sharks washing ashore dead near Tampa Bay?

15 dead sharks wash ashore in Manatee County, Bay News 9, April 22, 2011:

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South Florida’s Top 20 Under-reported Articles About Oil Disaster

A sampling of oil disaster articles from the east and west coasts of South … Read more >>

Thousands of dead and dying starfish, clams, crabs, and conchs “littering” beaches on Florida’s Gulf Coast — “Everywhere I looked were struggling creatures”

Since You Can’t Save Them All, Naples Daily News, January 17, 2011:

Tiny creatures …

“Radioactive” contaminants can enter drinking water supply as a “result of oil and gas production”

What are you drinking?, Hernando Today (Tampa Tribune), January 14, 2011:

Ann-Gayl Ellis, public …

Be there Tuesday 6 pm at USF: “No politics, no cover-up, no speculation, just facts” about oil disaster — But no talk of health effects?

Tuesday, November 16th- 6:00 pm Karen A. Steidinger Auditorium Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 100 Eighth Ave. SE St. Petersburg, Florida (on Tampa Bay in downtown St. Pete, adjacent to USF St. Pete). … Read more >>

Error? Sarasota paper fails to mention lab tests have already matched oil on Sarasota-area beach to BP — Misprints name of ‘Testing the Water’ initiative

Gulf oil spill stirs up activism, Sarasota Herald Tribune, November 12, 2010:

Another organization’s …

What happened to world-renowned swan expert investigating bird deaths around Sarasota? “Dr. Gardner has retired, and all files have been sent to other vets”

“‘Our concern is that it may be coming from toxins in the waters, something coming from the dispersants that might have been used for the Gulf oil spill,’ Gardner told FOX 13 on Thursday.” … Read more >>

*CONFIRMED* Chemist: That’s BP oil on Southwest Florida beach — “Should put to rest any doubt” over origin of 173 ppm oil found in sand near Sarasota

Comparison with BP-Macondo, Control Sample Chromatogram via Analytical Chemical Testing Laboratory, Inc. Test “clearly confirmed a match and is highly accurate and should put to rest any doubt that the oil that we found was ‘sunscreen’, ‘motor oil’, or any other form of ‘naturally present’ contaminant.” … Read more >>

Jellyfish invading Florida’s west coast? “Never seen so many” says Sarasota fishermen… “Hanging off the line” while reeling in — “Associated with poor water quality”

Currents steering sea nettles our way, Sarasota Herald Tribune, October 20, 2010:

In Sarasota …

Oceanographer on Loop Current: For “whatever reason” the current moved things from the northern Gulf to SARASOTA-area, — It “went in an odd direction”

Currents steering sea nettles our way, Sarasota Herald Tribune, October 20, 2010:

In Sarasota …

Local TV reports on 173 ppm in Sarasota-area sand — Official says “That’s a PRETTY LOW amount”… Stesses to only contact state if you suspect oil on beach (VIDEO)

Citizen’s group say tests found oil on Siesta Key, WWSB ABC 7, September 25, … Read more >>

ALL KINDS of sea birds PARALYZED and DEAD near SARASOTA, FL — Doctors raise DISPERSANT… Close by where 173 ppm oil found in sand (VIDEO)

Dead swans waking up Southwest Florida news rooms? Now asking asking “could it mean … Read more >>

173 ppm oil found in sand at Southwest Florida beach — Siesta Key near Sarasota (LAB RESULTS)

*UPDATE from Sept. 24* See: ALL KINDS of sea birds PARALYZED and DEAD around … Read more >>

Breaking news coming soon…

See: 173 ppm oil found in sand at Southwest Florida beach — “Toxic levels” … Read more >>

NOAA: Navy’s Coastal Ocean Model currents show drifters from site of BP blow-out reached Sarasota, FL in late August (VIDEO)

NOTE: This information may be helpful to anyone taking water samples along the coast … Read more >>

Air quality testing near Tampa shows highest level of VOC-created chemicals of anywhere along Gulf Coast — Borderline “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups”

Ozone and Your Health, North Carolina Dept. of Health and Human Services:

You might …

EXCLUSIVE: Tests find sickened family has 50.3 ppm of Corexit’s 2-butoxyethanol in swimming pool — JUST ONE HOUR NORTH OF TAMPA (lab report included)

*Exclusive* Credit: FloridaOilSpillLaw.com

“Our heads are still swimming,” stated Barbara Schebler of Homosassa, … Read more >>

South of Tampa: Phones buzzing “with callers reporting oil” — WHITE BUBBLES and FOAM; Officials say “nothing out of the ordinary” (PHOTO)

White Bubbles in Sarasota (Herald Tribune)

In Sarasota, south of Tampa, “The phones … Read more >>

Sarasota paper discusses impact of oil reaching SW Florida: Who wants to buy a multi-million dollar home and later have the beach covered in tar balls?

The Sarasota Herald Tribune reports, “[I]f the oil begins south to Tampa-St. Petersburg and … Read more >>

Top scientists testing Sarasota Bay to evaluate HUMAN “bioaccumulation” and “long-term natural resource damages” from oil disaster

Mote Marine Laboratory, the National Aquarium, and Johns Hopkins University are together conducting studies … Read more >>

Triathlon directors from Key West to Panama City watching the “massive oil slick moving slowly toward other parts of Florida”

Competitor.com reports today that “several race directors of triathlons have continued to keep a … Read more >>

Southwest Florida officials start training oil skimmers in preparation for BP spill (VIDEO)

Oil skimmer training today in Collier County, WINK, July 8, 2010:


Three different …

Oil sheen just offshore Tampa Bay area; “Up to a mile long” (PHOTO)

Coast guard finds fuel sheen off coast of Clearwater, St. Petersburg Times, July 1, … Read more >>

BP Claims Office near Tampa: Commercial fishermen get nothing, “Woman is brought to tears”

Anger growing at Clearwater BP claims office; One woman is brought to tears, ABC … Read more >>

Satellite Imagery shows Oil/Dispersant mix surrounding Florida (PHOTO)

Roffs Oceanographic Analysis for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Area, June 28, 2010:

We …

It’s almost July… Where’s the Oil? Surface evolution of BP Oil Spill (VIDEO)

April 20 — June 28 Hindcast of BP oil spill in the Gulf of … Read more >>

Once oil crosses continental shelf, likely to “affect Florida’s west coast as far south as the Keys”

Florida Keys dodging threat from oil spill, Miami Herald, June 22, 2010:

The more …

Evolution of BP Oil “Spill” through June 21 (VIDEO); Approaching Sarasota, FL

April 20 – June 21 Hindcast of BP oil spill in the Gulf of … Read more >>

Naples Alert: BP opens claims office; Officials scramble for 10 more miles of boom

BP Claims Offices

Is Naples the next coastal region in South Florida to … Read more >>

CSTARS Director expects oil to “wash ashore near Clearwater, Sarasota, and farther south”; “Oil is slowly creeping along the coast”

Florida Panhandle bracing for more tar balls, oil, Naples Daily News, June 20, 2010:

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