Category Archives: Oil & Gas (+/- spills)

OIL spill impacts: Study identifies ecosystem-wide cascade of perturbations affecting entire food webs’ structure

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‘BP oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to Gulf of Mexico natural resources’ – First-ever financial evaluation of 134-million-gallon spill’s impact

Continue reading ‘BP oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to Gulf of Mexico natural resources’ – First-ever financial evaluation of 134-million-gallon spill’s impact

DEEPWATER Horizon tragedy’s ongoing impacts: Scientists identify critical species from Gulf oil spill & enables monitoring of keystone species

Continue reading DEEPWATER Horizon tragedy’s ongoing impacts: Scientists identify critical species from Gulf oil spill & enables monitoring of keystone species

‘UNEXPECTED’… Oil pollution a threat to haddock: Roe & larvae more susceptible to oil pollution than previously thought

Continue reading ‘UNEXPECTED’… Oil pollution a threat to haddock: Roe & larvae more susceptible to oil pollution than previously thought

‘DIRTY Blizzard’ sent 2010 Gulf oil spill pollution to seafloor; Study finds Deepwater Horizon oil spill impacts lingered ‘much longer than expected’; Contaminants

Continue reading ‘DIRTY Blizzard’ sent 2010 Gulf oil spill pollution to seafloor; Study finds Deepwater Horizon oil spill impacts lingered ‘much longer than expected’; Contaminants

DUBAI authorities & World Ocean Council sign MoU to collaborate on “ocean sustainable development and corporate ocean responsibility”…

Continue reading DUBAI authorities & World Ocean Council sign MoU to collaborate on “ocean sustainable development and corporate ocean responsibility”…

GREENPEACE USA sends formal complaint to Univ. of Washington over Professor’s alleged “research misconduct” & non-disclosure of funding… Ray Hilborn responds

Continue reading GREENPEACE USA sends formal complaint to Univ. of Washington over Professor’s alleged “research misconduct” & non-disclosure of funding… Ray Hilborn responds

SIX-year anniversary… Oceana report highlights long-term impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil disaster; ‘$8.7 billion loss by 2020’

Continue reading SIX-year anniversary… Oceana report highlights long-term impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil disaster; ‘$8.7 billion loss by 2020’

EUROPEAN fishing sector calls for “equal treatment in marine activities” following release of new oil and gas exploratory zones

Continue reading EUROPEAN fishing sector calls for “equal treatment in marine activities” following release of new oil and gas exploratory zones

FRACKING & water pollution: Levels of endocrine disrupting chemicals found to be “within range or higher than level known to impact health of aquatic organisms”

Continue reading FRACKING & water pollution: Levels of endocrine disrupting chemicals found to be “within range or higher than level known to impact health of aquatic organisms”

SHETLAND fishermen frustrated at dangers of fishing near Total’s gas pipelines in Yell Sound: “rock dumps on top of the pipelines reach up almost four metres…”

Continue reading SHETLAND fishermen frustrated at dangers of fishing near Total’s gas pipelines in Yell Sound: “rock dumps on top of the pipelines reach up almost four metres…”

MedTrends WWF report: “The Mediterranean Sea won’t sustain our economy if we don’t turn the tide now”; Analyses & maps 10 key maritime economic sectors (incl. fisheries & aquaculture)

Continue reading MedTrends WWF report: “The Mediterranean Sea won’t sustain our economy if we don’t turn the tide now”; Analyses & maps 10 key maritime economic sectors (incl. fisheries & aquaculture)

5 years on: Researchers suggest Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s impact reached beyond Gulf of Mexico

Deepwater Horizon oil spill impact global

Researchers investigating the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on sea turtles found that over 320,000 juvenile sea turtles from populations throughout the Atlantic Ocean were likely present in the northern Gulf of Mexico during the 87-day oil spill. The study, led by researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, has important implications for international management and restoration efforts following oil spills.
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HIGH rate of reproductive failure in dolphins exposed to oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill; Effects “will be long-lasting” – NOAA

Continue reading HIGH rate of reproductive failure in dolphins exposed to oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill; Effects “will be long-lasting” – NOAA

DELAYED effects of oil spill compromise long-term salmon & herring survival; 25 years-long post Exxon Valdez disaster study published

For 25 years, methodical research by scientists has investigated the effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 on Alaskan communities and ecosystems. A new study released September 8, 2015, into the effects of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska shows that embryonic salmon and herring exposed to very low levels of crude oil can develop hidden heart defects that compromise their later survival, indicating that the spill may have had much greater impacts on spawning fish than previously recognized. Continue reading DELAYED effects of oil spill compromise long-term salmon & herring survival; 25 years-long post Exxon Valdez disaster study published

SCIENTISTS alarmed by ‘seismic blasting’ by oil industry in the Arctic Ocean; Climate change accelerates search for oil

Continue reading SCIENTISTS alarmed by ‘seismic blasting’ by oil industry in the Arctic Ocean; Climate change accelerates search for oil

POST-Deepwater Horizon oil spill: GULF Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council releases draft Initial Funded Priorities List

Continue reading POST-Deepwater Horizon oil spill: GULF Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council releases draft Initial Funded Priorities List

OIL spills affecting fish population; New research reveals potential risks to Canada’s aquatic populations

Continue reading OIL spills affecting fish population; New research reveals potential risks to Canada’s aquatic populations