From insightful blog posts to huge pollution headlines, this week’s top tweets are full of information on ocean-related events. Here we go!
1. New Developments About the Cleaning Agent Used to Cleanup the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster
A new study shows the cleaning agent in BP oil spill disaster also caused great harm to coral: ocean.ly/10uny39
— Ocean Conservancy (@OurOcean) January 15, 2013
Hearing that a dispersant is just as harmful as oil to corals is a hard pill to swallow, especially when it’s used to cleanup a whopping 200 million gallons of oil. To make matters worse, some types of coral were not able to survive in laboratory tests with the smallest amount of the dispersant Corexit 9500–.86 parts per million. Continue reading »