Saturday, June 19, 2010

Extent of Biochemical and Ecological Effects of Gulf Oil Catastrophe To Date

--->Formation of underwater "plumes" of oil and water mixed.

--->Markedly increased methane concentrations (up to 10,000 times normal so far) in large underwater "plumes" which could eventually create extensive "dead-zones."

--->Decreased oxygen levels in underwater oil plumes.

--->Decreased phytoplankton "bloom."

--->Extensive Destruction of Gulf wet-lands, aquatic fish, mammals and bird life.