It's definitely something that's another tragedy for our community. ... [You] have to realize we have to prepare for this but, you never know when something like the oil spill will happen.
Master P. surveyed the damages the delicate marshlands and hundreds of miles of Louisiana coastline that has already been damaged by the massive oil spill.
It's out of control and it's killing the animals and the business people that do fishing in that area, Master P. said. People don't realize how this is it's going to effect the entire country."
Apparently Mr. Hayward is not familiar with the results of a test conducted in Norway, in which his company took part, that suggested exactly the opposite would happen when oil was released in very deep water.
The composition and distribution of these plumes remain a mystery, and several government research vessels are aggressively pursuing them in the gulf. Scientists believe that the plumes are not pure oil, but most likely a haze of oil droplets, natural gas and the dispersant chemical Corexit, 210,000 gallons of which has been mixed into the jet of oil streaming from the seafloor.
This oily haze could prove highly toxic to coral reefs. Both oil and dispersants, which chemically resemble dishwashing detergent, hamper the ability of corals to colonize and reproduce. And these effects are amplified when the two are mixed.