By Natalia Real
April 27, 2012
Fishers and scientists have been finding deformed and ill marine life since November 2010 – just seven months after the catastrophic BP oil spill in the Mexican Gulf and the release of dispersants. After the oil rig explosion on 20 April 2010, BP used at least 1.9 million gal of toxic dispersants, which are known to be mutagenic, to sink the oil.
The findings of Dr Jim Cowan with Louisiana State University’s Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences replicate those of others along the Gulf Coast.