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August 6th, 2010
11:59 AM ET
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Gdawg

    Annie,

    there is no reason to worry about the oil or dispersants or methane for that matter creating dead zones directly. The media hype and some of the science have overlooked some simple, basic calculations which lead to the inevitable conclusion that only if the oil is in small volumes can it lead to significant oxygen depletion. As dispersed as it has been over a very large volume, oxygen depletion that would adversely affect metazoans is not likely. There may yet prove to be indirect effects, but that is another matter.

    August 8, 2010 at 11:58 am |
  2. lb1

    im wondering now that alot of the marine life has been killed of what are their preditors going to feed on ...ie migratory birds / mamals/ fish ...

    especially fish ... (SHARK!!!) and wouldnt it provoke more attacks on humans by those species ??

    August 7, 2010 at 11:44 pm |
  3. ambria

    Oh my goodness that could not be a lie could it? More tests need to be done. We need proof,and that is not enough .

    August 7, 2010 at 9:11 pm |
  4. Annie Kate

    The microbes in the ocean that are responsible for the breakup of the oil use oxygen to do this, I read, and that this oxygen use could create more dead zones in the Gulf where nothing could live. Is there anyone looking at that and is it a big concern or what? I'm glad the oil is seeming to go away but I am concerned that perhaps this oxygen usage will lead to larger problems. I guess to me its almost too good to believe so I'm looking for the catch.....I hope there isn't one.

    August 6, 2010 at 4:20 pm |