Senior Scientist: “The rich diversity of species in the Gulf” may be replaced with only “JELLYFISH and BACTERIA”


Panel says BP oil spill threatens Gulf’s resources, Gainesville Sun, September 14, 2010

[Marine biologist Edith] Widder, senior scientist and CEO at the Ocean Research and Conservation Association, compared the spill to pushing on a light switch. If the switch flips, she said, the rich diversity of species in the Gulf will be replaced by a system in which the only things able to survive are jellyfish and bacteria.

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