All 40 scientists agree at meeting: “Fish in the Gulf of Mexico will continue to get sick, die or fail to reproduce as a result” of oil — What about the people?

Call for more Gulf damage study at Mote gathering, Herald Tribune, November 9, 2010:

Fish in the Gulf of Mexico will continue to get sick, die or fail to reproduce as a result of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists agree. But they do not know which fish will suffer most or what to do about it.

A group of 40 scientists from fields related to marine biology, ocean physics and fisheries management gathered at Mote Marine Laboratory this week to discuss the spill’s possible effects and strategies to prevent future damage. …

Vast amounts of larvae from crabs, fish and shrimp also perished, but the evidence of that die-off may not show up for years.

“It’s logical to assume that all of that toxin has decreased their natural survival,” Thomas said.

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