الجمعة، أبريل 20، 2012

Gulf of Mexico seafood deformities alarm scientists

 This is some crazy stuff. We eat a lot of that seafood here.
Gulf of Mexico fishermen, scientists and seafood processors have told Al Jazeera they are finding disturbing numbers of mutated shrimp, crab and fish that they believe are deformed by chemicals released during BP's 2010 oil disaster.

Along with collapsing fisheries, signs of malignant impact on the regional ecosystem are ominous: horribly mutated shrimp, fish with oozing sores, underdeveloped blue crabs lacking claws, eyeless crabs and shrimp - and interviewees' fingers point towards BP's oil pollution disaster as being the cause.
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Freddie Starr يقول...

Freddie Starr ate my horribly mutated shrimp!

   Lee C.  ―  U.S.A.    يقول...

 
"Drill Baby, drill."

The moratorium on deepwater drilling (now lifted), and the new safety requirements imposed following the BP spill, have become a point of vigorous contention in our upcoming elections.
The two parties' positions are predictable.

shrimp guy يقول...

JUST LOOKIT ALL MA SCRIMP Y'ALL. MY SKRIMMY IS THE BEST SKRIMP OUTSIDA LOUISIANNA AND DOWN HERR DAT GOT UP IN MA SCRIMP. AND THEN THEY WERE JUST SLIMIN NOOBIE DAT SOOT ON. JUST LOOKIT ALL DAT OIRRLL ON MA SCRIMP

   Lee C.  ―  U.S.A.    يقول...

 
What's this news?  Critters with deformed limbs, missing extremeties and missing limbs, missing eyes and even missing eye sockets.  Must necessarily be all that depleted uranium they fired into the oil slick to kill it.  Can't be simple chemical contamination.  (Just ask Um Ahab, ‘bout that; she'll tell ya; gotta be DU.)

Lynnette In Minnesota يقول...

There was concern early on about the effects of the spill and the clean up on the Gulf. I can't imagine that there wasn't some harm done.

We eat a lot of that seafood here.

Not just Texans, Zeyad. We always buy fresh shrimp from a company that runs a truck up from Texas. We've had their snapper too. It's always been so good in the past. I hate to think that all of that may be in jeopardy.

Like so many issues there are pro's and con's to whatever actions are taken. It can be very difficult to choose the right path. And even more so when people cannot work together, as we are seeing in Washington.

غير معرف يقول...

I wonder how the fish in the Caspian Sea are doing?

Tony Hayward يقول...

You know we're sorry

Bruno يقول...

News:

"Victory" looks like this:

"Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki met Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday at the start of a two-day visit to boost relations between their Muslim states. “If Tehran and Baghdad are strong, the region will have no place for the United States and the Zionist regime,” Ahmadinejad said, quoted by state news agency IRNA, in reference to Tehran’s arch-foe Israel. He said there was “no limit to the strengthening of political, economic and cultural ties” between them. Such moves would serve to “boost stability and security in the region,” chimed in Maliki, who also held talks with parliament speaker Ali Larijani.Maliki was also to see Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili."

http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/international/23-Apr-2012/iraq-pm-meets-ahmadinejad

"Gulf News reported that the US oil giant ExxonMobil is not allowed to bid in the May energy auction because of its oil deals with the northern self ruled Kurdish region in Iraq. The Texas based Exxon signed six deals with the Kurds last October to search for oil in six areas bypassing the Baghdad government, which maintains that it must ratify all deals. Some of the deals cover areas located in a land claimed by both Kurds and Arabs. Mr Sabah Al Saeedi deputy head of the Oil Ministry's Licensing and Petroleum Contracts Department said that the reason for the move was Exxon's refusal to abandon its controversial deals with Kurds."

http://www.steelguru.com/middle_east_news/Exxon_barred_from_Iraq_auction/260336.html

Iraq to renew Mecca agreement to close sectarian rift, OIC head says

The Mecca agreement, signed in 2006 in Jeddah under the auspices of the OIC, is a 10-point compromise deal reached by major Iraqi factions in which Muslim Shiite and Sunni groups called for an end to bloodshed and sectarian violence. The document calls for the safeguarding of the two communities' holy places and the defense of the unity and territorial integrity of Iraq. The OIC reconciliation conference at which the Mecca agreement was signed had helped to stabilize Iraq. Sectarian tensions flared in Iraq in December, when the Shiite-led government tried to remove Sunni Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq and sought an arrest warrant for Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi on charges he had run death squads.

http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=88902

   Lee C.  ―  U.S.A.    يقول...

Off topic; but at least oil related:

TransCanada has now submitted a new route for the Keystone pipeline, which route avoids the Nebraska SandHills region.  The proposal for the new route is already being studied by Nebraska governor David Heineman (R); presumably it will get his approval in fairly short order now.  (He was not onboard with the old route.)  It still has to be cleared by the State Department, but I'm betting that they'll be looking to approve it now too.  Globe and Mail

Lynnette In Minnesota يقول...

Just got a notification in the mail that the shrimp truck will be here Friday. I'll have to ask if they have heard of anything like this. Although they may not confirm anything, as it might be bad for business...