Unimaginable? Sampling of shrimp, menhaden “could forewarn of uglier days ahead, possibly on a scale we can’t imagine”


Jeff Dute on the Outdoors: Awaiting the good, bad and ugly of the Gulf oil spill, Press Register, January 02, 2011

There are many things we don't know about how the oil affected species fishermen target and, perhaps more importantly, the things on which those fish feed. ...

Scientists will soon begin sampling these species, focusing primarily on shrimp and menhaden, which are considered bellwether species of the coastal food chain.

If that sampling turns up a significant reduction in numbers returning that can be traced to contact with the oil and/or some form of prevalent oil contamination, it could forewarn of uglier days ahead, possibly on a scale we can't imagine. ...

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