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May 21st, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Bluefin tuna threatened by oil spill

(CNN) – The oil slick in the Gulf is now making its way into the loop current, posing a very real danger to the already fragile existence of the bluefin tuna. Our Rob Marciano spent some time with marine biologists who don't like the scenario that's beginning to play out.


Filed under: Environment • Gulf Oil Spill
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. WHY

    The Oceans are already overfished, I guessed they will already be packed in oil when they are caught.

    May 24, 2010 at 9:16 am |
  2. nancy

    WHO was watching BP as they went DEEPER then their drilling permit allowed? Who are they paying off?? Where's the EPA?

    BP = British Polluters

    May 24, 2010 at 8:00 am |
  3. Al.ca

    Bluefin are endangered. Dont eat it anymore unless it was caught by HAND LINE. Using a rod and reel. That is the only sustainable way to continue to fish the seas. The Oceans are dying fast and we will do nothing until it is too late.

    May 23, 2010 at 2:33 pm |
  4. Al.ca

    Does BP have any OTHER off-shore drilling going on? Have their operating licenses been suspend until a complete inspection of all equipment has been done? Why isnt the oil coming on-shore being cleaned up as it lands?

    May 23, 2010 at 2:31 pm |
  5. Smith in Oregon

    I find it entirely ironic that after the enormous Republican led corporate commercial fishing fleets have nearly exhausted a large number of species of fish including Bluefin tuna by overfishing them for many decades, what is now saving many fish species from such greedy predation is the large and growing amounts of toxins and chemical poisons found in those fish.

    The amounts of mercury, cadmium, and hundreds of pesticides and toxic chemicals absorbed and found in a wide range of fish severely limits the country's those greedy corporate fishing industry's can sell those heavily contaminated seafood to. It seems fewer country's are turning their backs on seafood filled with toxic elements and chemicals which directly result in outbreaks of health problems in their citizens, go figure!

    May 23, 2010 at 2:05 am |
  6. Smith in Oregon

    A great many of crude Oil's Petrol Chemicals are carcinogenic. The main component of Gasoline is Benzine which is a KNOWN carcinogenic. Chemical dispersant's are often as toxic and poisonous as the crude oil on the environment, mammals and sea-life. Those that contain Wood Alcohol (Methanol) are as toxic if not more toxic, poisoning everything that consumes it.

    After 19 Years some 6 MILLION gallons of toxic crude Oil remains still floating in the Persian Gulf since the 1991 ordered dumping of 11 Million gallons by Saddam Hussein. Even after 19 Years, and all of the dispersant's, vacuuming and crude Oil spill removal available and fully used, some 50% still REMAINS killing all fish, sea and aquatic life that comes into that large dead zone.

    Other than the fact the Gulf of Mexico Spill is exponentially larger, a very large amount of that crude Oil is still going to be present well after 20 years, killing sea-life, mammals, birds and poisoning those that consume them.

    May 23, 2010 at 1:57 am |
  7. mike sey

    Thank God for Chad Myers who actually seems to have done some research on the spill, various dispersants, and the existence of oil naturally in the Gulf and can calmly present the facts behind this story.

    Please insist Rick Sanchez and some others pay attention to what Chad has found out before hyperventilating in rage and recycling unproven speculation and allegations as though it were last word in truth and fact.

    One of your jobs is to provide information and perspective, neither to soft pedal nor exagerate the extent of what is obviously a serious disaster.

    May 21, 2010 at 12:28 pm |
  8. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    This is enough to bring tears to our country our ocean has bean raped by a none American company if I had my way the people of B.P. would be facing a firing squad .

    May 21, 2010 at 9:16 am |