Deadly Alabama infections from a bacteria “most commonly found in water”

“At this point, we have nothing to suggest that this is more than a contaminated product distributed to specific hospitals.” – Dr. Donald E. Williamson, Alabama’s health officer … Read more >>

9 dead in Alabama from “lethal bacteria” — “Unusual number of high-risk patients infected with a certain type of bacteria” (VIDEO)

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Oil eating bacteria may be to blame for baby dolphin deaths says expert

“In my 30 years of studying dolphins I have never seen anything like this. This is highly unusual.” … Read more >>

Biocide: Corexit prevents microbes from digesting the oil says official

Louisiana State Senator A.G. Crowe’s January 16, 2011 letter: 

Government officials stated over and …

“Scary”: Scientists find evidence of “bizarre sickness” in phytoplankton and bacterial communities

“Worrying signs that the toxins that invaded these waters are not finished wreaking havoc and could, in the months and years to come, lead to consequences as severe as commercial fishery collapses and even species extinction.” … Read more >>

Bacteria that eat oil “are known to mimic testosterone and estrogen” — “Exceedingly low concentrations” may “hamper endocrine functions”

“The endocrine system is instrumental in regulating mood, growth and development, tissue function, and metabolism, as well as sexual function and reproductive processes.” … Read more >>

Why top scientists are NOT convinced by new report claiming methane has “vanished” from Gulf

Methane from BP spill goes missing, ScienceNews, January 6, 2011:

Methane, the predominant hydrocarbon …

“Very, very repressed” photosynthesis in marine bacteria says USF researcher

“Slime Snot” on Gulf Seafloor More Closely Linked to Missing BP Oil, OnEarth, December … Read more >>

“Genetically engineered” strain of E. coli bacteria used to detect oil

“Bacteria to quickly detect the presence of potentially hazardous petrochemicals in water or seafood” – UT Dallas News … Read more >>

Expert on ‘flesh-eating’ bacteria: At least six different types of vibrios found at Deepwater Horizon site (VIDEO)

Scientists busy studying “oil spill” questions, WLOX, November 4, 2010:

Dr. Grimes is especially …

“It’s Raining Bacteria”: Rain can spread flesh-eating microbes via “bio-aerosols” — “Also led to skin allergies and rashes”

Watch out, it’s raining bacteria, Daily News & Analysis (Mumbai, India), October 26, 2010:

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Methane concerns: Possible “fundamental shift” in Gulf’s microbial ecosystem and amount of bacteria — “We’re going to have to watch this”

What Lies Beneath, National Wildlife Foundation, October 4, 2010:

[E]xperts say [recently discovered …

Dispersant-aided biodegradation may cause “a different ecosystem” to grow in Gulf says EPA administrator (VIDEO)

National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, September 27, … Read more >>

More reports of flesh-eating bacteria in the Gulf — 12 y/o dies after only his feet touched the water (VIDEO)

The WDSU report notes the risk of infection by the flesh-eating bacteria Vibrio vulnificus … Read more >>

Feds funding study of oil spill’s effect on FLESH-EATING bacteria — Blamed for multiple recent Gulf-area deaths after water/seafood contact (VIDEOS)

Will Bacterial Plague Follow Crude Oil Spill Along Gulf Coast?, New York Times (Greenwire), … Read more >>

“Super bug”: Oil pollution expert says genes of microbes have been modified to “EAT oil better” — Rashes may be caused by MRSA-like infection (VIDEO)

Interview with toxicologist Dr. Riki Ott, Ring of Fire Radio (Mike Papanatonio, Esq.), September … Read more >>

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 …