Gulf Researcher: "See all the dark spots and LESION looking things? That's not normal" for crabs -- "There's oil on the bottom" (PHOTOS & AUDIO)


Deep Water Dive Reveals Spilled Oil On Gulf Floor, NPR, November 29, 2010:

[W]e discover we're not actually sitting on the usual dark gray mud that forms the seafloor.

"There's oil on the bottom," [Samantha Joye, a researcher from the University of Georgia] says. "If you look at the camera, you can see the brown coloration."

We see this brown stuff on coral fans, hit like pine trees along a dusty dirt road. More slimy brown stuff hangs over some of the odd formations of frozen natural gas here half a mile below the surface. Crabs here normally pick at worms that actually live in this methane ice.

"The crabs don't look healthy. See all the dark spots and lesion looking things? That's not normal," she says.

Audio and photos here.

6 comments to Gulf Researcher: "See all the dark spots and LESION looking things? That's not normal" for crabs -- "There's oil on the bottom" (PHOTOS & AUDIO)

  • xdrfox

    Should have dropped half mile down a crab cage and grabed some of these crabs for futher testing.

  • FallenTree

    What?? Our government (through BP) is lying to us again? I mean, it's OK to eat the Gulf seafood now?

  • grandma caesar

    bp and our corporate-owned government urge all gulf coast residents to stop whining and eat the seafood.

  • grandma caesar: If they do eat the seafood, they will certainly *stop whining* -- permanently.

  • xdrfox

    They Lie about why we go to war, why not lie about something as little as the seafood, if it may stall the recovery effort if not ! People will die in both !

  • beachbum

    Ask TV and newspapers to give the truth a shot. Shut the beaches to swimming and diving, and close the gulf waters to fishing, especially commercially.
    Even nuclear physicists say that the beaches are radiating. C'mon,
    I emailed the Montgomery Advertiser repeatedly and didn't get a single response. Murderers and liars! Same with two TV stations in Panama City Beach, Fl. They all want your money, to hell with you.
    Peace out!

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