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Marine Life

Marine Life

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Marine Life
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Published by: henryjohn34 on Jun 19, 2012
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Marine Life
According to a story filed by the Louisiana Weekly, as the human population of businessesand individuals struggle with the known damages caused to their livelihoods and homes bythe 2010 BP oil spill, residents and scientists alike met for a town hall meeting where theyexpressed concern that the impact of the spill is only beginning to be felt. According toinformation presented by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)that evidence is growing that the eco system will continue to be affected, impacting marinelife and businesses alike.Danziger and De Llano, LLP, a Houston, Texas law firm, has dedicated itself to helping thosewhose lives and livelihoods have been damaged by the BP spill and its continuingdevastation. Information on news and updates on litigation are available atwww.deepwaterhorizonsettlement.cc, a website they have established for the convenienceof those who need access to related information quickly.The meeting was reportedly held in late April in New Orleans; it was a forum forenvironmentalists, representatives of NOAA, residents and business owners who expressedfear that evidence of the long term effects of the BP oil spill is only just beginning to beseen. Local fisherman reported th
at a variety of species’ populations are greatly reduced
and dead animals continue to appear along the Gulf Coast.NOAA reported that species ranging from fish, to crabs, to shrimp to dolphins have beennotably diminished, and residents say this spells trouble not only for the environment butalso for businesses ranging from dolphin sighting expeditions to fishermen. One charterboat captain estimated that the population of trout has dropped almost completely, by98%, while redfish numbers are half of what they had been before the spill.Much of the blame is being attributed to the dispersants that were used to break up the oilimmediately after the spill, and which continue to be used now to fight its after effects.According to the group Alaska Community Action on Toxics, whose representative Riki Ottwas a speaker at the Town Hall meeting, the dispersants have been previous linked to thesame health problems that are showing up in many of the BP oil spill clean-up workers.Residents expressed concerns that the chemicals are still being sprayed onto some beach

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