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    Here is an article form Al jazeera about the disaster on the gulf on Mexico with deformities on fish and shrimp.

    I haven't heard of any news of the gulf oil spill in months, just like nothing has happened, but it is something to pay attention because hundreds of thousands of people eat from the gulf of Mexico.

    Quote New Orleans, LA - "The fishermen have never seen anything like this," Dr Jim Cowan told Al Jazeera. "And in my 20 years working on red snapper, looking at somewhere between 20 and 30,000 fish, I've never seen anything like this either."

    Dr Cowan, with Louisiana State University's Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences started hearing about fish with sores and lesions from fishermen in November 2010.

    Cowan's findings replicate those of others living along vast areas of the Gulf Coast that have been impacted by BP's oil and dispersants.

    Gulf of Mexico fishermen, scientists and seafood processors have told Al Jazeera they are finding disturbing numbers of mutated shrimp, crab and fish that they believe are deformed by chemicals released during BP's 2010 oil disaster.

    Along with collapsing fisheries, signs of malignant impact on the regional ecosystem are ominous: horribly mutated shrimp, fish with oozing sores, underdeveloped blue crabs lacking claws, eyeless crabs and shrimp - and interviewees' fingers point towards BP's oil pollution disaster as being the cause.

    Eyeless shrimp

    Tracy Kuhns and her husband Mike Roberts, commercial fishers from Barataria, Louisiana, are finding eyeless shrimp.

    We know that corexit was the real toxic here, not the oil itself because oil is natural, although so much oil will kill fish and birds that couldn't breath or swim.

    People on those areas that consume fish or seafood must be very careful and check the food that they are eating. If the government tells you that food is ok to eat, you should doubt it.
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    I cry for the people down there and gaia.

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