Oil Covered Coral

Dead, dying coral found near BP spill called ‘smoking gun’

‘We have never seen anything like this,’ chief researcher says A close up of one of the impacted corals. A small amount of apparently living tissue on the tips of some branches is orange. Most of the skeleton is bare or covered by brown flocculent material. Scientists returning from an expedition off the Gulf Coast […]

Federal judge orders Halliburton to turn over leftover cement to Marine Board

Federal judge orders Halliburton to turn over leftover cement to Marine Board

Even before Thursday’s findings by the presidential Oil Spill Commission became public, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ordered Halliburton to turn over to federal investigators samples of the cement the company used to try to seal the Macondo oil well in April before it exploded. Barbier, who is handling the consolidated civil litigation regarding the […]

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Scientists dig into the dirt of Gulf floor and strike black gold

Oil no longer on surface, but scientists dig into the dirt of Gulf floor and strike black gold CAIN BURDEAU SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press Writers 2:01 PM PDT, September 13, 2010 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Far beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, deeper than divers can go, scientists say they are finding oil […]

Testing Way Down on Beach Waters!

Testing Way Down on Beach Waters!

Health testing way down at California beaches The monitoring is at its lowest level since becoming law more than a decade ago, putting swimmers, surfers and divers at greater risk of exposure to contaminated water, a Times investigation shows. By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times August 30, 2010 Health testing of California’s beaches has slumped […]

Toxic levels of oil found in gulf area crucial to fish!

Toxic levels of oil found in gulf area crucial to fish!

Toxic levels of oil found in gulf area crucial to fish Researchers describe ‘a constellation’ of oil droplets mixed with sediment. Phytoplankton, the base of the marine food web, is found to be in poor health nearby. “…feeling a toxic response to those waters…” By Sara Kennedy, McClatchy Newspapers August 18, 2010 St. Petersburg, Fla. […]

Carpet Bombing of Gulf Marine Life and Workers with Corexit

Carpet Bombing of Gulf Marine Life and Workers with Corexit

BP Poisoning Marine Life and Workers with Corexit! from CNN.com

Oil is a poison to the wetlands!

Oil is a poison to the wetlands!

Marsh grasses along the Louisiana coast have been blackened by the BP oil spill. (Reuters / July 28, 2010) Oil-damaged wetlands may just have to wait it out! Cleanup efforts often seem futile, and some biologists suggest simply letting nature take its course. By Alana Semuels and Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times August 1, […]

BP • hearings stalled as witnesses won't show !

BP • hearings stalled as witnesses won’t show !

Gulf oil spill: Hearings on BP disaster canceled as witnesses say they won’t show July 20, 2010 None of the five witnesses called to testify will appear at Wednesday’s hearing of the U.S. Coast Guard-Interior Department probe into what caused the Deepwater Horizon oil rig to explode. U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Hung Nguyen said the […]

'What BP Doesn't want us to see'

‘What BP Doesn’t want us to see’

BP Oilpocalypse Creates Underwater Nightmare from our friends at Good Morning America

Gulf Coast Cataclysm

Gulf Coast Cataclysm

The Visionary Activist – All Oil is Spilled – Gulf Coast Cataclysm: Convening the Council of Reverent Ingenuity to animate our cultural leadership response to the Gulf Coast obscene oil cataclysm Caroline Casey welcomes Dune Lankard, Atabaskan Eyak from Copper River Delta in Alaska, conservation economies derived from long-term unresolved impacts of Exxon Valdez disaster. […]

Sylvia Earle: Here's how to protect the blue heart of the planet!

Sylvia Earle: Here's how to protect the blue heart of the planet!

[wpvideo EJUorn1A] “We’ve got to somehow stabilize our connection to nature so that in 50 years from now, 500 years, 5,000 years from now there will still be a wild system and respect for what it takes to sustain us.” Sylvia Earle Legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean — and […]

Underwater Turkey !

Underwater Turkey !

David Gallo shows jaw-dropping footage of amazing sea creatures, including a shape-shifting cuttlefish, a pair of fighting squid, and a mesmerizing gallery of bioluminescent fish that light up the blackest depths of the ocean. Just about 6 minutes, of totally awesome ocean life !!