Corexit: The Untraceable Killer?

Scientists Discover Dying Corals and Creatures Near Deep Water Horizon Oil-Spill Site in the Gulf, Penn State Science, November 5, 2010:

“For example, a plume of toxic dispersant or oil blowing through this community could have caused damage that resulted in the slow death of the corals without leaving any trace on the sea floor near the corals,” [Penn State marine biologist and chief scientist on the NOAA/BOEMR expedition Charles] Fisher said.

“No one yet knows if the signature of whatever toxin killed these corals can be found in their skeletons after the tissue sloughs off. No one even knows if dispersant accumulates in the tissues that it kills.”

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