Captain Tad Burke, Commodore, Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association, The Florida Keys Response To the Gulf Oil Disaster by the NRDC:
Just because it’s out of sight doesn’t mean it is out of mind.
The Loop Current transfers a lot of nutrients. We’re at the bottom of the watershed for the Gulf of Mexico.
What happens in the long term? We don’t know. What about five years down the road, ten years down the road?
I’m hopelessly optimistic, but I am resigned to the fact that this is not over. This stuff could easily show up in the Keys a few years from now.
Read the pdf report here.