Seattle Times: Dangers lurk deep for all ocean creatures from oil


The millions of gallons of oil moving about under water have the potential to spark deformations in newborn fish, damage immune systems in creatures as diverse as dolphins and oysters, alter the genetic tissue of marine mammals, inflame the lungs of endangered sea turtles and spark new cancers in a host of others.

“We’re talking about something that could alter the stability of the marine food web. There’s just no frame of reference for how big this could be.”

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