BP Oil Spill Caused Fish Heart Defects, Study Suggests

By Nick Visser

Oil spilled during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster caused severe defects in the developing hearts of tuna exposed to the substance in a laboratory, according to a study by government and academic scientists that hints at long-term damage from the accident.

The research, published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that the crude that gushed out of BP’s failed Macondo well for nearly three months could have compromised tuna embryos and larvae, killing off some of the fish and shortening the lives of others.

The research comes 25 years after crude from the tanker Exxon Valdez devastated …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green