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  • Scientists find dead, dying corals near BP well

    November 4, 2010 9:37 PM

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Federal scientists say they have found damage to deep sea corals and other marine life several miles from where BP's blown-out well spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration along with Penn State University... more »
  • Widespread Oyster Deaths Found on La. Reef

    July 16, 2010 9:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Surveys of coastal oyster grounds have discovered extensive deaths of the shellfish, further threatening an industry already in free-fall because of BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The deaths are blamed on the opening of release valves on the Mississippi River in an attempt... more »
  • Deep Sea Oil Plumes, Dispersants Endanger Reefs

    May 17, 2010 7:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has already spewed plumes over ecologically sensitive reefs, part of a stalled marine sanctuary proposal that would have restrict drilling in a large swath of the northern part of the vital waterway. Marine scientists fear that two powerful... more »

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