Panama City, FL: Man dies of flesh-eating bacteria vibrio vulnificus -BCHD

Bay County Health Dept: Bacteria found in raw oysters caused death, WJHG, April 7, 2011 ... Read more >>

Tests of Gulf oysters show carcinogenic heavy metal at 150-200 above times the safe level set by EPA

Private Seafood Tests Uncover Toxins Missed By Feds, Susan Buchanan for the Huffington Post, February ... Read more >>

"Really Alarming": No baby oysters being found in most productive areas of Louisiana -- "Scientists are baffled" (VIDEO)

"The outer reefs, further out, where the salinity would be considerably higher, should have had some spat signals. But we don't see it anywhere, and that's really tough" ... Read more >>

Mississippi: Billions of baby clam and oyster shells, dead jellyfish & the “smell of acid” — Rainbow sheen covering beach (VIDEOS)

Blood Beach 8 months later, LorrieofOceanspring, January 5, 2011:

[B]illons of baby clam and oyster shells ... Read more >>

“A continuum of polluted water may still exist” from wellhead to shoreline — “Shrimp, crab, oysters and menhaden appear to have been considerably harmed by the spill”

Note the "research for the entire study is supported by Chevron." ... Read more >>

“We’ve been through the Great Depression and all that stuff, but nothing like this” says America’s oldest oyster processor and distributor

Oysterman: “There’s a very limited resource out there... Seventy percent of my leases fell under the footprint of the oil.” ... Read more >>

Shrimper witnesses visible oil in shrimp and crabs (VIDEO)

"They ain't gonna make it... ain't gonna have nothing... Ask BP if they want to sit down and eat some of that oysters and shrimp." ... Read more >>

Feds' press release says NOAA, FDA now testing for dispersant: Corexit ingredient DOSS found in 13 samples -- Up to 500 ppm allowed in shrimp, crabs, oysters

NOAA and FDA Announce Chemical Test for Dispersant in Gulf Seafood, Press Release, October 29, ... Read more >>

"ALL" oyster beds are "dead or dying" says top oysterman -- "Very pessimistic"

6 months after oil spill, much remains unknown, Associated Press, October 20, 2010:

"I'm very pessimistic ... Read more >>

Florida woman: Oil found in batch of oysters while eating (VIDEO)

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A Tallahassee Woman Says She Found Oil in a Batch of Oysters, WCTV Tallahassee, October ... Read more >>

CONFIRMED: "The oysters didn't grow... they didn't spawn" -- "They DON'T HAVE ANY small oysters for next year or the year after" (VIDEO)

Oyster Fest is a success, but fishermen fear uncertain future, Fox8 New Orleans, October 16, ... Read more >>

No oysters? It’s NOT the oil says MS State Official, while fishermen ALL say not to open waters (VIDEO)

Fishermen tell CMR: Don't open oyster season, WLOX, September ... Read more >>

Alabama woman who used to be an oyster shucker is “collecting cans” for a living — Now can’t sell the aluminum because of “illness” AND having difficulty paying for medication

As businesses close, many wait for checks, Press-Register, September 19, 2010:

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72, Grand Bay [Female] Occupation: ... Read more >>

PART II: MS Dept. of Marine Resources samples oysters FARTHER from coast: “Disappointing” & “Surprised” at number of deaths

DMR samples oyster reefs for second day, Biloxi Sun Herald, September 2, 2010:

"A lot of ... Read more >>

Mississippi officials find 80 to 90 PERCENT of OYSTERS DEAD — claim NO EVIDENCE OIL CONTRIBUTED

Officials from the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) voluntarily "took oyster fishermen out on ... Read more >>

Chemist: Oysters contain 1.25% (12,500 ppm) hydrocarbons near MS River Delta

Testing Results Returning With High Levels: Wilma Subra, chemist and president of soil testing company, ... Read more >>

NOAA, FDA, Bill Walker declare MS oysters SAFE TO EAT — Aug. 20: Top marine scientist says “IMMEDIATE CAUTION” because “they take in droplets and dissolved oil”

Just one week before this announcement, NOAA Chief admitted oysters metabolize hydrocarbons the "slowest"

Mississippi oysters ... Read more >>

“Tar” found in oysters at seafood restaurant; Manager admits “appeared to be oil” (VIDEO)

Man claims to find oil in oyster at Cornelius restaurant, WBTV Channel 3 Charlotte, NC, ... Read more >>