LSU professor: Dispersed oil damages reproduction and may result in a “tipping point beyond which recovery is uncertain" -- NOAA says gone within weeks


BP’s spill lesson draws criticism, Houma Today, November 14, 2010:

Richard Condrey, an associate professor at LSU’s Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, specializes in coastal ecology and fishery management. He said he has seen no comprehensive study that supports [NOAA scientist Gary] Ott’s claims that oil-eating microbes would break down the dispersed oil in weeks.

“Basic physiology suggests that dispersed oil will negatively impact the reproductive capabilities of a wide variety of animals,” he said, and could result in a “tipping point beyond which recovery is uncertain.”

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