“Mystery is Brewing”: Why are sharks sharks washing ashore dead near Tampa Bay?

15 dead sharks wash ashore in Manatee County, Bay News 9, April 22, 2011:

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Error? Sarasota paper fails to mention lab tests have already matched oil on Sarasota-area beach to BP — Misprints name of ‘Testing the Water’ initiative

Gulf oil spill stirs up activism, Sarasota Herald Tribune, November 12, 2010:

Another organization’s …

Paper: Swan expert who “ran into legal trouble over an expired prescription license has closed his practice” — Was investigating unexplained bird deaths near Sarasota

Prominent Lakeland Veterinarian Geoffrey Gardner Retires, The Ledger (Lakeland), November 8, 2010:

Geoffrey Gardner, …

What happened to world-renowned swan expert investigating bird deaths around Sarasota? “Dr. Gardner has retired, and all files have been sent to other vets”

“‘Our concern is that it may be coming from toxins in the waters, something coming from the dispersants that might have been used for the Gulf oil spill,’ Gardner told FOX 13 on Thursday.” … Read more >>

*CONFIRMED* Chemist: That’s BP oil on Southwest Florida beach — “Should put to rest any doubt” over origin of 173 ppm oil found in sand near Sarasota

Comparison with BP-Macondo, Control Sample Chromatogram via Analytical Chemical Testing Laboratory, Inc. Test “clearly confirmed a match and is highly accurate and should put to rest any doubt that the oil that we found was ‘sunscreen’, ‘motor oil’, or any other form of ‘naturally present’ contaminant.” … Read more >>

Jellyfish invading Florida’s west coast? “Never seen so many” says Sarasota fishermen… “Hanging off the line” while reeling in — “Associated with poor water quality”

Currents steering sea nettles our way, Sarasota Herald Tribune, October 20, 2010:

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Local TV reports on 173 ppm in Sarasota-area sand — Official says “That’s a PRETTY LOW amount”… Stesses to only contact state if you suspect oil on beach (VIDEO)

Citizen’s group say tests found oil on Siesta Key, WWSB ABC 7, September 25, … Read more >>

ALL KINDS of sea birds PARALYZED and DEAD near SARASOTA, FL — Doctors raise DISPERSANT… Close by where 173 ppm oil found in sand (VIDEO)

Dead swans waking up Southwest Florida news rooms? Now asking asking “could it mean … Read more >>

173 ppm oil found in sand at Southwest Florida beach — Siesta Key near Sarasota (LAB RESULTS)

*UPDATE from Sept. 24* See: ALL KINDS of sea birds PARALYZED and DEAD around … Read more >>

NOAA: Navy’s Coastal Ocean Model currents show drifters from site of BP blow-out reached Sarasota, FL in late August (VIDEO)

NOTE: This information may be helpful to anyone taking water samples along the coast … Read more >>

South of Tampa: Phones buzzing “with callers reporting oil” — WHITE BUBBLES and FOAM; Officials say “nothing out of the ordinary” (PHOTO)

White Bubbles in Sarasota (Herald Tribune)

In Sarasota, south of Tampa, “The phones … Read more >>

Top scientists testing Sarasota Bay to evaluate HUMAN “bioaccumulation” and “long-term natural resource damages” from oil disaster

Mote Marine Laboratory, the National Aquarium, and Johns Hopkins University are together conducting studies … Read more >>

Evolution of BP Oil “Spill” through June 21 (VIDEO); Approaching Sarasota, FL

April 20 – June 21 Hindcast of BP oil spill in the Gulf of … Read more >>