mutant sea life in gulf of mexico
the mermaid continues to be worried about fellow merfolk in the gulf of mexico, which saw not only a giant oil spill, but also the use of a substance that makes the oil sink out of human sight. unfortunately, this substance is extremely toxic to sealife. the mermaid’s fears seem to have been confirmed by a recent report.
‘Gulf of Mexico fishermen, scientists and seafood processors have told Al Jazeera they are finding disturbing numbers of mutated shrimp, crab and fish that they believe are deformed by chemicals released during BP’s 2010 oil disaster.’
the mermaid asks: who bears the responsibility for this? the developers of the toxic substance, the users of the substance or the users and developers of oil-dependent machinery?