This oil spill isn't over, not yet it isn't, Pensacola News Journal, January 9, 2011:
People are still suffering, but their despair has receded from our view — just as the oil that floated in such ugly fashion atop the Gulf of Mexico, and later soiled our beaches, sank below the surface of the water or soaked into the sand, to be covered by new sand brought in on the tide. ...
Fishermen quietly deal with the anxiety of knowing that crucial fish populations did not collapse for years after the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska, and put to sea on each trip with a silent dread.
The people who market and sell Gulf seafood work aggressively to counter the fears of consumers to whom common sense says all that oil didn't just disappear, it went somewhere ... and wonder if "somewhere" isn't inside the shrimp and oysters and snapper and mullet that used to so proudly carry the boast "Gulf seafood."