The Gulf oil will likely contaminate the seafood harvested from that area. The use of about one million gallons of dispersant chemicals are not only toxic, but resulted in the oil seeping deeper into the water column rather than staying on the surface. This makes the oil much more available to the fish and microorganisms eaten by the fish, crabs, oysters, shrimp, and other invertebrates. This could potentially mean an end to the Gulf’s seafood industry, which accounts for 5% of the seafood eaten in the US.
This being said, thus far, it does not appear that any of the shrip from the Gulf has tested positive for dangerous levels of contamination.
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