Posts Tagged “environmental damage”

NOSDRA Confirms Nigeria Oil Spill

The Director, National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), Mr. Idris Musa, has confirmed the receipt of a report of the Nigeria oil spill from the facility of Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN), a subsidiary of the American oil giant, ExxonMobil. Musa, who is in charge of oil spills in NOSDRA said: “We received a […]

Oil Slick Not From Sealed BP Well

A thin oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico appears to be coming from a containment dome that was abandoned on the sea floor during efforts to stop the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, not from the plugged well, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and BP PLC. Remote-controlled submarines that were sent down to search for […]

BP oil spill disrupted microbes on Gulf Coast beaches, new research shows

Originally published on NOLA.com By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune Communities of microbial organisms – including nematode worms, single cell animals called protists, and a variety of fungi – that live in the sediment of beaches on Grand Isle, Dauphin Island and elsewhere along the Gulf of Mexico underwent dramatic changes in the months immediately following the BP […]

Gulf oil spill pollutants found in pelicans migrating to Minnesota

Originally published on TwinCities.com By Dan Gunderson, Minnesota Public Radio Pollutants from the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago are showing up in Minnesota birds that migrate to the gulf. Researchers for the state Department of Natural Resources have found evidence of petroleum compounds and the chemical used to clean up […]

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory studying blue crabs for oil spill damage assessment

Originally published on GulfLive.com By Harlan Kirgan, Mississippi Press OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi — Two months after the April 2010Deepwater Horizon oil spill began in the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory scientist Harriet Perry released a photo of blue crab megalopa with oil droplets under its shell. It was a significant discovery of oil entering the gulf’s food […]

Phytoplankton: Oil Sensitivity, and other Gulf animals suffering long term effects

Originally published in National Geographic. Phytoplankton, whose name literally means “plant drifter,” are a presence just beneath the surface of the Gulf, detectable only by the green gloss they lend to the water due to the chlorophyll in their cells. But they provide an important base in the aquatic food chain. And following the Gulf […]

Train spill in northwest Minnesota requires month-long cleanup

Originally published on StarTribune.com Article by: LARRY OAKES A truck-train crash in northwest Minnesota released 30,000 gallons of a petroleum-based chemical. Officials estimated on Monday that it would take two more weeks to finish cleaning up 30,000 gallons of a petroleum-based chemical that spilled from a train car after a semi-trailer truck hit it last month […]