Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 23, 2015

04.23.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

In Conversation with Antonia Juhasz
By Andrew Stelzer, Earth Island Journal. April 23, 2015
“Basically, you’ve got BP’s oil stuck in many places of the Gulf of Mexico. You’ve got a blanket of oil on the bottom of the ocean. You’ve got oil that’s floating around in the sort of shallow waters, and some of it is these huge tar mats that get broken up by the waves. Pieces of the tar mats come to shore, particularly during storm season, and during storm season you often see huge mats that come to shore.” (Read More)

BP oil spill: recovery road is long
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times Picayune. April 22, 2015
“After BP finally and permanently halted the flow of oil from its Macondo well on July 15, 2010, the company unsuccessfully attempted to hire many key scientists who would end up tracking the long, slow road to recovery of fisheries and wildlife damaged by the spill, reported.” (Read More)

Five years since the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
By E.P. Bannon, April 23, 2015
“Even today, the full scope of the long-term negative environmental impact remains unknown. A study by the Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences published last year stated that the 2010 spill left behind a massive “bathtub ring” of crude oil roughly three times the size of New York City. An estimated 2 million barrels of oil remain trapped in the ocean in a miles-long deep-water plume whose whereabouts remain unknown.” (Read More)

Oil may have killed Gulf dolphins
By David Biello, Scientific American. April 22, 2015
“Put all that evidence together and it supports the hypothesis that the oil spill contributed to the increase in deaths,” says veterinarian Stephanie Venn-Watson of the National Marine Mammal Foundation in San Diego.” (Read More)