Saturday, 20 August 2011

Expert: BP Spill Likely Cause of Sick Gulf Fish

More than a year after the largest oil spill in U.S. history, researchers studying the Gulf of Mexico are finding that more fish are sick, and they're trying to figure out exactly why.

CBS News Correspondent Dr. Debbye Turner Bell took a trip to the Gulf recently to speak with scientists and fishermen about what's happening there.

Bell reported Lucky Russell is convinced his days as a commercial fisherman are numbered.

"I don't think we'll be fishing in five years," he said. "My opinion."

He, like many others that fish the Gulf waters, have started catching fish with sores, fin rot, and infections at a greater frequency than ever before.

"Everybody is worried," Russell said.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 20th, 2011.]

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