CBS: LSU professor says BP oil disaster likely cause of Gulf fish with eroded fins and large dark lesions — Almost 50% of snapper had infections in some areas (VIDEO)

Expert: BP spill likely cause of sick Gulf fish – CBS News, August 15, … Read more >>

NOAA warns of sick fish with lesions and discolored skin in Gulf — LSU scientist studying problem “very worried”

NOAA confirms sick fish in Gulf, Pensacola News Journal, May 25, 2011:

[…] for …

Panama City, FL: Man dies of flesh-eating bacteria vibrio vulnificus -BCHD

Bay County Health Dept: Bacteria found in raw oysters caused death, WJHG, April 7, 2011 … Read more >>

Deadly Alabama infections from a bacteria “most commonly found in water”

“At this point, we have nothing to suggest that this is more than a contaminated product distributed to specific hospitals.” – Dr. Donald E. Williamson, Alabama’s health officer … Read more >>

9 dead in Alabama from “lethal bacteria” — “Unusual number of high-risk patients infected with a certain type of bacteria” (VIDEO)

CNN, March 30, 2011 …

Physician says “this may be a brand new illness” — Swimmer covered in oily substance diagnosed with “rare” bacteria similar to oil-eating microbes (VIDEO)

“Like something out of a zombie film” … Read more >>

Researcher: Recent harmful algae blooms in Gulf are “rare” during February — Could be a sign of “far larger and nastier bloom this summer”

… “Algae that appeared to feed on the bacteria that had gobbled up the oil” … Read more >>

Researcher: No solid evidence that any genetically engineered microorganism was used in Gulf

Live @ AAAS – Samantha Joye on BP Oilspill Impact (Transcript), Science Mag, February … Read more >>

Dead whale had “bacterial infection” and large abscess near windpipe — External bleeding reported by witnesses (VIDEO)

Infection, abscess found in stranded whale, Houston Chronicle, February 25, 2011:

A bacterial infection …

Oil eating bacteria may be to blame for baby dolphin deaths says expert

“In my 30 years of studying dolphins I have never seen anything like this. This is highly unusual.” … Read more >>

“It looks like there’s a significant amount of gas” NORTHEAST of the well — Methane is “smeared” through the ecosystem

Methane From Oil Spill Migrating Undigested?, Science, February 19, 2011:

Some researchers have concluded …

‘Magic’ microbes consumed maybe 10 percent of the oil — Scientists unsure “why this stuff doesn’t seem to be degrading”

Many months later Gulf of Mexico bottom shows little sign of recovery, but many … Read more >>

Researcher finds oil stuck on seafloor, not degrading as hoped — “Oil-choked bottom-dwelling critters” photographed

Scientists Finds Gulf Bottom Still Oily, Dead, Associated Press, February 19, 2011:

A University …

New study found 75,000 times normal amount of hydrocarbon gases which “could have a long-lasting impact on oceanic oxygen levels”

Pentane gas has “significant health implications for humans” — UCSB’s Ira Liefer … Read more >>

Riki Ott: Dispersants and genetically engineered bacteria are still in use — “We need cease & desist orders across the Gulf” (VIDEO)

Why are so many people in the Gulf region getting sick?, Your Call with … Read more >>

Top Oceanographer: The methane may be in Atlantic Ocean, not eaten by bacteria

Teeny Janitors Attack Gulf Spill, Then Vanish, NPR, February 9, 2011:

NPR’s excellent Richard …

3,000+ foot long mysterious black blob of killer “toxic goo” found near Florida coast — Appears to be GROWING

Big blob of gunk found in the Gulf, Herald Tribune, February 2, 2011:

From …

Biocide: Corexit prevents microbes from digesting the oil says official

Louisiana State Senator A.G. Crowe’s January 16, 2011 letter: 

Government officials stated over and …

“Scary”: Scientists find evidence of “bizarre sickness” in phytoplankton and bacterial communities

“Worrying signs that the toxins that invaded these waters are not finished wreaking havoc and could, in the months and years to come, lead to consequences as severe as commercial fishery collapses and even species extinction.” … Read more >>

Bacteria that eat oil “are known to mimic testosterone and estrogen” — “Exceedingly low concentrations” may “hamper endocrine functions”

“The endocrine system is instrumental in regulating mood, growth and development, tissue function, and metabolism, as well as sexual function and reproductive processes.” … Read more >>

Alabama’s Marine Resources director dies after staph infection — Played important part in state’s oil disaster response

Longtime Alabama Marine Resources director dies, Press Register, December 30, 2010:

Vernon “Vern” Minton, …

BP cleanup worker, age 25, needs high-risk open heart surgery after being infected with bacterial endocarditist — “If he doesn’t have it, he will die”

Man raising money for heart surgery, Panama City News Herald, January 07, 2011:

The …

Why top scientists are NOT convinced by new report claiming methane has “vanished” from Gulf

Methane from BP spill goes missing, ScienceNews, January 6, 2011:

Methane, the predominant hydrocarbon …

“Very, very repressed” photosynthesis in marine bacteria says USF researcher

“Slime Snot” on Gulf Seafloor More Closely Linked to Missing BP Oil, OnEarth, December … Read more >>

“Genetically engineered” strain of E. coli bacteria used to detect oil

“Bacteria to quickly detect the presence of potentially hazardous petrochemicals in water or seafood” – UT Dallas News … Read more >>

Expert on ‘flesh-eating’ bacteria: At least six different types of vibrios found at Deepwater Horizon site (VIDEO)

Scientists busy studying “oil spill” questions, WLOX, November 4, 2010:

Dr. Grimes is especially …

Sickened by Algae? “All of us had sinus problems for hours after” — “It smelled like the oil you drain from your car”

LSU specialist concludes it’s algae, not oil, in Gulf, Times-Picayune, October 25, 2010:

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“It’s Raining Bacteria”: Rain can spread flesh-eating microbes via “bio-aerosols” — “Also led to skin allergies and rashes”

Watch out, it’s raining bacteria, Daily News & Analysis (Mumbai, India), October 26, 2010:

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Methane concerns: Possible “fundamental shift” in Gulf’s microbial ecosystem and amount of bacteria — “We’re going to have to watch this”

What Lies Beneath, National Wildlife Foundation, October 4, 2010:

[E]xperts say [recently discovered …

Washington Post Columnist: Look closely at BP’s logo — “It’s a toxic, flesh-eating spore”

Taking a hard line on BP, Washington Post, June 16, 2010:

Look closely at …