University Dept. Chair: DEADLY PLUMES OF OIL –”Only ONE ENCOUNTER would be FATAL” for hundreds of planktonic species

Experts: Submerged oil threatens organisms, Press-Register, August 28, 2010:

Robert Shipp, chairman of the University of South Alabama’s [USA] Marine Sciences Department... said during a Friday night lecture at the USA’s Fairhope campus:

[C]onsider the hundreds of planktonic species that rise from depths of 500 to 1,500 feet to the surface each night to feed and reproduce. That’s two chances each day that such plankton have to pass through plumes of oil, and only one encounter would be fatal, Shipp said.

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