August 17th, 2010
12:06 PM ET

Reports focus on lingering effects of Gulf oil spill

Two reports published Tuesday express concern about the lingering effects of oil spilled from the ruptured BP well into the Gulf of
Mexico.

A team from the Georgia Sea Grant and the University of Georgia released a report that says nearly 80 percent of the oil that gushed from the well "has not been recovered and remains a threat to the ecosystem," the university said in a statement.

Meanwhile, researchers at the University of South Florida have concluded that oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill may have settled to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico further east than previously suspected - and at levels toxic to marine life. Their study is to be released Tuesday, as well, but CNN obtained a summary of the initial conclusions Monday night.

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  1. EDWIN RANJBAR

    I WONDER HOW THE GULF SEAFOOD INDUSTRY IS GOING TO BE AFFECTED IN THE LONG TERM BY THIS OIL DISASTER?

    August 17, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Denise Dougherty From Panama City Beach,FL

    Everyday it is something else with this oil spill. I do not trust any of these people that are involved with the clean-up. My main concern is what the long term effect this will be for a wildlife and are seafood industry. If they are saying its safe to eat the seafood already, that is really hard for me to believe. BP please step up to the plate and clean this mess up ASAP.Hurricane season is beginning to peak we need this cleaned up now.....From someone who loves where they live and extremely worried for all are wildlife.....And our way of life. Please get it done....Now..

    August 17, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. afraidofheights

    Actually, I think the Gulf is okay now. BP just released some pictures of penguins, walruses and orcas frolicking in the clean waters of the Gulf of Mexico...Yeah!

    Uhh...wait, penguins? Oh geez, did BP photoshop again?

    FUNNY, check it out.

    http://www.dailygoat.com/?p=1997

    August 18, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |