Marine life may suffer long after public forgets oil spill, Tampa Tribune, November 9, 2010:
[S]cientists and fisheries managers worry it may have sparked a cascade of events that will lead to the collapse of entire Gulf species. ...
[S]ome creatures may be past the point of saving.
Some Gulf species — certain sharks, for instance — were in trouble from overfishing when the Deepwater Horizon well blew, and the effects of all that oil in the water may have pushed them to their tipping point, [William Hogarth, dean of the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida] said.