Dec.1: “Dead crab with oil residue” — “Tube worms so full of oil they suffocated” (PHOTOS)


Many months later Gulf of Mexico bottom shows little sign of recovery, but many dead creatures, Associated Press, February 19, 2011:

AP / Univ. of Georgia, Samantha Joye

[Microbiologist Samantha Joye of the University of Georgia] also showed pictures of oil-choked bottom-dwelling creatures. They included dead crabs and brittle stars — starfish like critters that are normally bright orange and tightly wrapped around coral. These brittle stars were pale, loose and dead. She also saw tube worms so full of oil they suffocated.

"This is Macondo oil on the bottom," Joye said as she showed slides. "This is dead organisms because of oil being deposited on their heads."

More photos here.

Leave a Reply

 

 

 

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>