Thursday, April 19, 2012
It has been exactly two years since the BP oil spill on the Gulf Coast.
The Gulf, which provides over 40% of the nation's seafood, was hit hard by the oil explosion on April 20, 2010. At the time, scientists and community members alike were wondering what the long-term affects would be on the wild life living on the coast. They were especially concerned about how the changes would effect the local economy.
It took a few years but Gulf scientists, fishermen, and processors have begun catching fish that are wildly distorted from their usual form. They have been catching shrimp that have no eyes, they don't even have eye sockets. People are also finding shrimp that have tumors, crabs with no claws, and other scary malformations.
People that come from generations of fishermen are confused and fearful, no one has ever seen anything like this. Scientists are hard at work to figure out what caused the mutation and what they can do to stop it.
We are giving you this information so you know to be careful with the foods you consume. There's no information on what will happen to your body if you consume these foods!