Jess Hurd


God Help Us All!


Blue Crab with discoloured, oily gills washed up on Pass Christian beach after the BP oil spill. Crabs should have clearish grey but not black gills according to crab fishermen. Mississippi.

Across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida we found sick fishermentar balls, dead fish and discoloured jellyfish, had filthy green/brown water and thick foam washing up on the waves, which fishermen believe to be Corexit dispersing oil.

..and yet Obama sees fit to swim with his child in a White House released image on a Florida beach and is encouraging people to believe that the Gulf beaches are ‘open for business’.

If the water is safe and the beaches clean, why have the clean-up teams been told they will have work on the usually bleached white beaches for at least two years?

If you think it’s safe out of the water, think again. Scientists fear toxic rain is contaminating the Gulf States and fishermen have been monitoring the poor air quality.

See web gallery here

Read Jason N. Parkinson’s blog piece: Catalogue of Destruction

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