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    Oil may be poisoning area critical to commercial fishing in Gulf: report

    Researchers from the University of South Florida have found evidence that oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill is poisoning organisms in a section of the Gulf of Mexico that is a spawning ground for commercially important fish species, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

    A team from the University of South Florida (USF) that is studying the effects of the spill said oil was settling in the sediment in a vital underwater canyon.

    The DeSoto Canyon, according to USF oceanographer David Hollander, is an underwater canyon that is the source of nutrient-rich waters for the Continental Shelf. It is also the spawning ground for many of the commercial fish in the Gulf.
    Source: The New York Post

    Some more on this: USF scientists find oil spill damage to critical marine life - St. Petersburg Times
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