Marine life flourishing in Gulf

The doomsayers were wrong in their predictions of an ecological disaster from the Deepwater Horizon oil well disaster. Researchers form the Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama have discovered that there has been a population explosion, because of the fishing moratorium. Lou Dolinar writes in National Review Online:Even the researchers themselves, however, were surprised by the results. "We expected there to be virtually no fish out there based on all the reports we were getting about the toxicity of the dispersant and the toxicity of the hydrocarbons, and reports that hypoxia [low oxygen] had been created as a result of the oil and dispersant," says John Valentine, who directed the study. "In every way you can imagine, it should have been a hostile environment for fish and crabs; our collection showed that was not the case."Also surprising was how quickly the populations grew. "In the cosmic scheme of things, a matter of four or five months led to this huge...(Read Full Post)

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