Gallery: Eyeless Shrimp and Deformed Crabs a Serious Problem 2 Years Af...

 

Two years ago today, the catastrophic blowout at BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil platform began to spill what would ultimately amount to 5 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, and now fisherman are concerned that the spill’s repercussions are showing up in seafood as genetic deformities and chemical damage. Fisherman in the area report a continued, consistent variety of abnormalities, including shrimp with no eyes (or eye-sockets), crabs missing one or both claws and underdeveloped fish (with lesions in some instances). As fishermen and scientists react with growing concern about the trend, BP and the FDA continue to insist that Gulf seafood is safe for human consumption.

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