Mutant Fish From The BP Oil Spill

blinkyTwo years later, scientists say they have never seen anything like the creatures swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, Al Jazeera reports:

“I’ve never seen this,” he said, a statement Al Jazeera heard from every scientist, fisherman, and seafood processor we spoke with about the seafood deformities. Given that the Gulf of Mexico provides more than 40 per cent of all the seafood caught in the continental US, this phenomenon does not bode well for the region, or the country.

“The dispersants used in BP’s draconian experiment contain solvents, such as petroleum distillates and 2-butoxyethanol. Solvents dissolve oil, grease, and rubber,” Dr Riki Ott, a toxicologist, marine biologist and Exxon Valdez survivor told Al Jazeera. “It should be no surprise that solvents are also notoriously toxic to people, something the medical community has long known”.

The dispersants are known to be mutagenic, a disturbing fact that could be evidenced in the seafood deformities. Shrimp, for example, have a life-cycle short enough that two to three generations have existed since BP’s disaster began, giving the chemicals time to enter the genome.

  • justagirl

    ew!  lesion fish does not look yummy..  i hope you people aren’t giving your money to bp.  ever!

    • Rush Hour

       BP is not to blame. The oil leak was a cover story.

      In truth, the new fish are the unholy spawn of Godzilla and Cthulhu, who were fucking in the gulf of Mexico.

      Prepare to worship your new amphibian-demon overlords.

      • justagirl

        I only worship Argentinian malbecs.

  • Jin The Ninja

    man (and his by-product: industrial pollution) has ABSOLUTELY no effect on the environment. said the fascists.

    • Rush Hour

      man evolved within the environment.

      man does not live outside the environment. 

      man and all his byproducts, from pollution to pasties, are part of the environment.

      • Monkey See Monkey Do

        Your point?

        • Andrew

          Pollution isn’t harmful because it’s natural.

      • Chaorder Gradient

        And thus Gaia is suicidal.

        Or… maybe… You cannot blame the creator for the actions of the created.

  • ArnoldLayne

    no evidence of genetic damage. Just a pic of a cartoon fish. Cartoons are not real. 

    • Andrew

      Didn’t watch the video on the source page, did you?

  • Bungle

    would not be such a bad thing if the extra eye was on the back of its head. paranoid fish is paranoid.

  • BuzzCoastin

    the surprising part of this is
    that people are surprised

  • JIM

    people forget too easy if you told people our fruits and vegetables had chemicals that harm human on them we wouldnt consume them oh wait we eat them anyway because were not a smart people you see we are retards !

    • Andrew

      So we should go ahead and eat poisoned fish?