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Mon Apr 13, 2020, 08:20 PM

Scientists have found oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout in fishes' livers and on the ocean floo

Over the decade since the Deepwater Horizon spill, thousands of scientists have analyzed its impact on the Gulf of Mexico. The spill affected many different parts of the Gulf, from coastal marshes to the deep sea.

At the Center for Integrated Modeling and Analysis of the Gulf Ecosystem, or C-IMAGE at the University of South Florida, marine scientists have been analyzing these effects since 2011. C-IMAGE has received funding from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative a broad, independent research program initially funded by a US$500 million grant from BP, the company held principally responsible for the spill.

Our findings and those of many other academic, government and industry researchers have filled two books. These works seek to quantify the past and future impacts of oil spills, and to help prevent such accidents from ever happening again. Here are some important findings on how the Deepwater Horizon disaster affected Gulf of Mexico ecosystems.

Before the spill, baseline data on oil contamination in fishes and sediments in the Gulf of Mexico did not exist. This kind of information is critical for assessing impacts from a spill and calculating how quickly the ecosystem can return to its previous, pre-spill state. Oil was already present in the Gulf from past spills and natural seeps, but the Deepwater Horizon was the largest accidental spill in the ocean anywhere in the world.

https://news.yahoo.com/scientists-found-oil-deepwater-horizon-121627958.html

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abqtommy Apr 2020 #1

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Mon Apr 13, 2020, 09:07 PM

1. That sure puts a new slant on using fish livers as a source of omega-3 oils! That's why I've

used Flaxseed Oil as my omega-3 source for many years now...

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