More on USF report: Newborn fish “ingesting pure oil”; Organisms showed a “strong toxic response” scientists say
CNN has another article on the report by University of South Florida researchers, “Initial findings from a new survey of the Gulf conclude that dispersants may [may?? see following sentence] have sent the oil to the ocean floor, where it has turned up at the bottom of [Desoto] canyon within 40 miles of the Florida Panhandle.”
“The dispersant is moving the oil down out of the surface and into the deeper waters” a marine microbiologist at USF told CNN.
David Hollander, a chemical oceanographer at USF, talked to CNN about shining ultraviolet lights on the ocean floor, “All of a sudden, it turns out to be a constellation of little dots.”
The oil “could be eaten by fish and other animals and accumulate in the food chain,” CNN reports — the Desoto Canyon is a “spawning grounds for much of the Gulf’s commercial fish.”