Scientists Question Role of BP in Latest Wave of Sick Fish Observed in Gulf of Mexico

Fish with strange skin lesions, abnormal fins, discolorations, liver blood clots, and other mysterious health issues are turning up in the inland and coastal waterways of the Gulf of Mexico, according to new reports. Unable to explain the phenomenon, many scientists suspect that the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster that occurred last April may be to blame, as Gulf waters became highly contaminated with both crude oil and Corexit chemicals dumped into Gulf water by the US government.

Many of the abnormalities now being observed in Gulf fish are similar to those observed in sea life following the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill at Alaska’s Prince William Sound, which caused the herring fishery there to collapse and never recover.  Continue reading