Study confirms oil from Deepwater Horizon disaster entered food chain in the Gulf of Mexico

Ryan Parson for Redorbit.com Oil remnants from the Maconda-1 oil field have been discovered in animals in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Zooplankton samples collected from the Gulf of Mexico have shown positive evidence of exposure to oil that may have directly originated from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The effects of the deadly British Petroleum R/V Deepwater Horizon oilrig explosion that took place on April 20, 2010, will more than likely be present for many years to come. From April 20 to July 15, the damaged rig continuously spilled an estimated 53,000 barrels of crude oil into the water of the Gulf of Mexico every day. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), by the time the well was capped, approximately 4.9 million barrels of crude oil were being spread throughout the water by the tides and currents. There is no way to know exactly how this tragic event will affect the Gulf environment and all the organisms that inhabit the vast body of water. Though, researchers hav

Study confirms oil from Deepwater Horizon disaster entered food chain in the Gulf of Mexico

Since the explosion on the BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, scientists have been working to understand the impact that this disaster has had on the ...

Tue 20 Mar 12 from Phys.org

Study confirms oil from Deepwater Horizon disaster entered food chain in the Gulf of Mexico, Wed 21 Mar 12 from Labspaces.net

Study confirms oil from Deepwater Horizon disaster entered food chain in the Gulf of Mexico, Tue 20 Mar 12 from e! Science News

Oil from Deepwater Horizon disaster entered food chain in the Gulf of Mexico, Tue 20 Mar 12 from ScienceDaily

Study confirms oil from Deepwater Horizon disaster entered food chain in the Gulf of Mexico, Tue 20 Mar 12 from Eurekalert

BP Oil Spill's Sticky Remnants Wash Up Sporadically On Gulf Beaches

Tar balls from the worst oil spill in U.S. history continue to soil the Gulf Coast two years later, although at irregular intervals. Scientists say the tiny fragments hold clues for future understanding.

Thu 22 Mar 12 from National Geographic

Oil from Deepwater Horizon Disaster Entered Food Chain

A new study confirms that oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion made it into the ocean?s food chain through the tiniest of organisms: zooplankton.

Wed 21 Mar 12 from Laboratory Equipment

Oil from gulf disaster found in food chain

CAMBRIDGE, Md., March 20 (UPI) -- Oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster entered the food chain in the Gulf of Mexico through zooplankton, the tiniest of organisms, researchers say.

Tue 20 Mar 12 from UPI

Zooplankton Among First To Show Evidence Of Exposure To Deepwater Horizon Oil

Ryan Parson for Redorbit.com Oil remnants from the Maconda-1 oil field have been discovered in animals in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Zooplankton samples collected from the Gulf of Mexico have ...

Fri 23 Mar 12 from RedOrbit

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