Toxic sand? Oil on Florida beaches not gone, but pulverized into microscopic particles — A shade darker than before

USF study finds beaches essentially cleaned of oil, Craig Pittman for the St. Petersburg … Read more >>

3,000+ foot long mysterious black blob of killer “toxic goo” found near Florida coast — Appears to be GROWING

Big blob of gunk found in the Gulf, Herald Tribune, February 2, 2011:

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Video of the black sludge coating ocean floor (VIDEO)

Naomi Klein: The Mystery of the Black Goo, videonation, January 12, 2011:

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USF researchers find layers “up to 5 times thicker” than in August — “Oil’s presence on the ocean floor didn’t diminish with time; it grew”

“The layer is distributed very widely,” radiating far out from the wellhead … Read more >>

Professor “recorded sub-surface oil 60 miles thick” near Desoto Canyon off the Florida coast

Where has all the oil gone? Even more updates on the BP spill from … Read more >>

Be there Tuesday 6 pm at USF: “No politics, no cover-up, no speculation, just facts” about oil disaster — But no talk of health effects?

Tuesday, November 16th- 6:00 pm Karen A. Steidinger Auditorium Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 100 Eighth Ave. SE St. Petersburg, Florida (on Tampa Bay in downtown St. Pete, adjacent to USF St. Pete). … Read more >>

Scientists worry about “a cascade of events that will lead to the collapse of entire Gulf species” — May have pushed a variety of sharks “to their tipping point”

Marine life may suffer long after public forgets oil spill, Tampa Tribune, November 9, … Read more >>

“Data that’s been gathered about the spill’s impact has yet to be made public” — USF Dean: Feds will not share test results with researchers who collected samples

Bait fish hold key to monitoring gulf oil spill effects, conference concludes, St. Petersburg … Read more >>

Scientists report “NEW plume of oil” with “millions of specks of reddish-brown oil in it”

Scientists Find New Oil Plume In Gulf, CBS 4, October 28, 2010:

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“GRAVEYARD” on seafloor: “Smelled like an auto repair shop” — Only 6% of core samples showed signs of life, usually at 100%

AP Enterprise: Scientists lower Gulf health grade, AP, October 18, 2010:

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Microbiologist researching “fish with mutated gills or mutated fins” via changes to DNA from oil; Mutations can be inherited and permanent — What about microbes? (VIDEO)

National Geographic oil spill special features USF Scientist, ABC 10 Tampa, September 28, 2010:

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Plumes of Corexit/oil mix causing microorganisms to have “mutant DNA” that can be “passed on” says USF researcher appearing tomorrow on National Geographic

USF research included in TV special on Gulf spill, Tampa Tribune, September 27, 2010:

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“MOST” of the dispersant used by BP in the Gulf is “still below the surface” says plume researcher

USF research included in TV special on Gulf spill, Tampa Tribune, September 27, 2010:

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Ingesting “WATER samples” from Gulf “caused a toxic effect” on marine life — “SOMETHING IS IN THERE” says USF researcher

Much work remains on tracking spilled Gulf oil, NOAA chief says, McClatchy, September 15, … Read more >>

“Worst Case Scenario” happening? Upwelling “bringing oil from the deep waters up to shallow” near FLORIDA coast — “It is disturbing” (VIDEO)

“Some of our greatest concerns” says Fed-friendly scientist

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News that oil/dispersants are “COATING” seafloor and headed east hits Florida residents: “It looks as if we’ll never get over this oil… At least, not in my lifetime”

“Oil that dispersed in the Gulf of Mexico is still out there, coating deep-water … Read more >>

More on USF report: Newborn fish “ingesting pure oil”; Organisms showed a “strong toxic response” scientists say

CNN has another article on the report by University of South Florida researchers, “Initial … Read more >>

Oil on seafloor heading east, researchers worry toxic crude will resurface (VIDEO)

According to CNN‘s report ‘Plumes of Gulf oil spreading east on sea floor,’ University … Read more >>

New report reveals ocean floor covered in crude oil just 40 miles from Florida coast and heading east (PHOTO)

CNN has obtained a copy of an unreleased report in which scientists reveal, “Oil … Read more >>

“150 million gallons remain”; USF professor says 75 percent of oil has yet to be found

The Palm Beach Post reports, “The federal report acknowledges that of the 205 million … Read more >>

“Shut Up”: After discovering undersea oil plumes Feds told scientists to “RETRACT”, then attempted to discredit research

According to the St. Petersburg Times, after University of South Florida scientists reported discovering … Read more >>

*BREAKING* USF Dean says oil “within a few miles of the Jacksonville and Cuba coastlines”; “Oil continues to be a part of the loop current”

Top South Florida marine expert “getting more nervous”, says “things are getting very delicate … Read more >>

Once oil crosses continental shelf, likely to “affect Florida’s west coast as far south as the Keys”

Florida Keys dodging threat from oil spill, Miami Herald, June 22, 2010:

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