“Great Concern” about food web: “External and internal deformities, cancer and other diseases, genetic defects”


CURRENT ANALYSIS - Updated December 1, 2010, ROFFS:

The subsurface plume cloud had been found at different depths northeast of the spill site such as over the DeSoto Canyon area. In addition, oil continues to be found on the sea floor of DeSoto Canyon and other areas closer to shore. ...

[E]ffects are likely to be manifested in direct injury and death (already seen), external and internal deformities, cancer and other diseases, genetic defects...

There is great concern whether the biological impacts at the individual and population level will have cascading impacts on food webs and ecosystems...

One needs to understand that some of the effects on the ecosystem are likely to be subtle at first, but significant over time.

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