Dead Sea Turtles and Dolphins along with continued Oil Spills, Would you Swim in the Gulf?


Editors note: The following article comes from the RSOE Disaster Information Service, one word is noticeably absent from this story – dispersants. It’s obvious to the average person what’s killing everything in the Gulf, do you think it could be the millions of dollars BP spent bribing or even coercing people to stay quiet that keeps this out of the news?  This entire scam makes my head feel want to explode! Just  can’t believe reality has gone so far off track…Much love, Annette

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Sea turtles continue to wash ashore along the Gulf, forcing the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to scramble and figure out what is causing the spike. Last week, the Natural Resources Defense Council and The Huffington Post were first to publish blogs about the sea turtle deaths in Mississippi. Since then, the national media picked up the story. Last Friday, NMFS released a statement with some details about its investigation:

In the past few weeks, we’ve seen an increase in turtle strandings in the northern Gulf, primarily in Mississippi. The spring time is the typical time when turtle strandings in this region begin to increase, but the sharp increases in recent days are of concern to us….NOAA Fisheries is in contact with the states of MS and LA regarding current trawl and other fishery activity that can result in turtle by catch and mortality. In addition, tests will be done for biotoxins, such as those from harmful algae blooms, which are common in the Gulf. …All causes of death, including petroleum, will be investigated when possible based on decomposition. During a necropsy, the full GI tract is examined for product or evidence of oil ingestion. Additionally, samples are taken for PAH analysis. In addition, all turtles are being carefully examined for signs of external oiling.

Like the dolphin strandings this year, it’s likely that many more turtles have died and will never be found. A recent study of dolphin deaths showed the true number of mortalities is probably 50 times what is recovered. As of Friday, NOAA says recent deaths of sea turtles, all of which are included on the Endangered Species list, include 6 in Alabama, 10 in Louisiana, and 47 in Mississippi. Make that at least 50 confirmed sea turtle deaths in Mississippi. This weekend, Pass Christian resident Shirley Tillman found three more dead turtles. Altogether, she has found nine this year. Over her more than 30 years in the community, she has never seen a dead turtle before. On Saturday, she took another walk on the beach, this time with a PBS television producer. Within an hour they found one turtle badly decomposed and hidden in marsh grass near Waveland. Shirley says she only discovered it because of the smell. On Sunday she went back to check on the turtle, which had been spray-painted orange for pick-up by authorities. That’s when she was told there was yet another dead turtle on the beach nearby.

“It’s crazy that I go out there nearly every day and find them. It makes me mad that NOAA is now trying to blame the shrimp fishermen for killing them in their nets when the shrimp season isn’t even open yet and hardly any boats are out there.” Shrimp fishermen feel the same way. They are required to use turtle excluders, devices that allow turtles to escape drowning in shrimp nets. Every year some turtles are killed by fishing boats inadvertently, but shrimpers say to blame them for the recent jump in turtle deaths is hard to believe. “It’s about as ridiculous as anything else I heard during this whole oil spill,” said Louisiana Shrimp Association President Clint Guidry. “This time of year shrimp fishermen are fixing their boats and getting ready for the main season that begins in May. I guess they’ve run out of excuses after saying everything is being killed by dead zones and algae, so now they need to blame us.” Nearly two weeks ago a new oil spill from a shallow well off the Louisiana coast leaked oil into the water that resulted in a huge slick that stretched for miles and polluted parts of Grand Isle and other nearby marshes. The Coast Guard says it was due to oil leaking from a well being capped by Anglo-Suisse, an oil drilling firm based in Texas. Initially the company said it had leaked only 5 gallons of oil.

But the oil slick was clearly much bigger. According to a Skytruth, an analysis of the slick using satellite imagery shows the well may have gushed as much as 640,000 gallons of Louisiana crude into the sea. It’s not clear what impact this oil spill has had on marine life. In Mississippi, Shirley Tillman believes BP oil has something to do with the dead sea life she constantly encounters by the shore. And she wonders how this may affect vacationers now flocking to the region. “It’s bad enough for turtles and dolphins to be dying, but should people and their children be swimming in this water too?” That is not the kind of message BP or local politicians want to hear. Major PR campaigns are underway to convince people the Gulf is normal and the seafood is safe. That’s the message they want to people to hear. But that message is at odds with the views of Gulf residents like Shirley Tillman. She sees a different reality every day she walks the beach.

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/woalert_read.php?edis=BH-20110405-30181-USA

BP Whistleblowers, Over 10 have been Assasinated or Kidnapped in the last 2 years


America doesn’t have a government anymore,  it’s been sold to corporations that run the entire show. Politicians are nothing but puppets that make you feel like you still live in a democracy, when you don’t. We live under fascism plain and simple, when are people going to wake up and join together EN MASSE? Everyone young and old needs to get off their complacent ars’s and fight to take back this country from the corporations,  we’re heading down a very dark road when you don’t even know what’s going on because the media is owned by the same corporate monsters that are destroying America. Like BP, this video  is infuriating, Dr. Jeffery Gardner a veterinarian in Florida has gone missing after investigations into why swans and other birds were dying, and he obviously wasn’t playing along with the story line, or couldn’t be paid for his silence like so many doctors, researchers, scientists and others along the coast. This is the video of him basically pointing a finger at the dispersants as a cause of the swan deaths, now he’s dead. Like over 10 others over the last year who didn’t play nice with BP.

Have you noticed how everyone gives these ridiculous explanations for mass bird and marine kills along the coast? Well it officials and other vet’s are  either too scared to tell the truth or they’ll end up like these people, or maybe we need to take a look at their bank accounts to see how well it’s lined with dirty, greasy BP money. Every time I see a mass kill it’s obvious what killed them…duh! It’s not rocket science.

BP Whistleblowers Blog

As Thomas Botch says in the comments at Facebook, “To many high profile people (successfull and educated with little reason to die from risky behavior) all “croak” in “too short a time period” to be “statistically normal.” Don’t you agree?”


February 17, 2011 – LSU scientist Gregory Stone, 54 – Unknown Illness

Gregory Stone

The LSU community mourns the passing of Greg Stone, James P. Morgan Distinguished Professor in Coastal Studies, director of the WAVCIS program and internationally renowned coastal researcher. Stone passed away on Thursday, Feb. 17. A memorial service will be held at Rabenhorst Funeral Home on Monday, Feb. 21, at 12 p.m.  Continue Reading the Story about Greg Stone’s Death


January 19, 2011 – former President and CEO of the International Oil Spill Control Corporation – imprisonment and subsequent murder while jailed

Dr. Thomas B. Manton

A Gulf human rights reporter, U.S. government Gulf operation critic, framed political prisoner, was murdered Thursday. Dr. Tomas B. Manton passed away Wednesday, January 19th after assaulted at Liberty Correctional Facility in Bristol, Florida where held as a Falsely Imprisoned Person (FIP).  Continue Reading the Article on Thomas Manton…


December 31, 2010 – a former Pentagon official and presidential aide and a defense consultant and expert on chemical and biological weapons – was beaten to death in an assault, body was discovered in a Wilmington landfill

John P. Wheeler II

John P. Wheeler II, the military expert who served three Republican presidents and helped get the Vietnam Veterans Memorial built was found dead in a Delaware landfill.  Authorities are trying to piece together when he was last seen alive.  The body of John P. Wheeler II, 66, was uncovered Friday when a garbage truck emptied its contents at the Cherry Island landfill in Wilmington.  Continue Reading the Article on John Wheeler…


November 23, 2010 – an incident commander for BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill response team, died Tuesday night near Destin, Florida in a small plane crash’

James Patrick Black

An official of BP Plc’s Gulf oil spill program and two family members died in a plane crash on Tuesday night in Florida, the company said in a statement.  James Patrick Black, 58, died when the private plane on which he was a passenger crashed while trying to land in heavy fog at a Destin, Florida, airport, according to BP and the U.S. Coast Guard.  Continue Reading the Article on James Patrick Black…


November 15, 2010 – age 33, worked in the USF Center for Biological Defense and Global Health Infectious Disease Research – Found dead in an apparent suicide by cyanide at a Temple Terrace hotel. She leaves behind a husband and a young child.

Chitra Chaunhan

A University of South Florida molecular biologist died Monday night in an apparent suicide by cyanide at a Temple Terrace hotel, police said.  Chitra Chauhan, 33, of Tampa was pronounced dead at University Community Hospital about 10:30 p.m., Temple Terrace police reported.  Continue Reading the Article on Chitra Chaunhan…


November, 2010 – MIA Status, of Lakeland, FL – Swan expert who “ran into legal trouble over an expired prescription license has closed his practice” — Was investigating unexplained bird deaths near Sarasota abruptly and immediately closed his practice, and apparently his investigation into the deaths of swans in Sarasota, suspected to have been impacted by the BP Oil Disaster. No one has heard or spoken with him since. Watch this news report covering his investigation before his disappearance:

Dr. Jeffrey Gardner, Swan Doctor
Dr. Jeffrey Gardner

October 6, 2010 – age 66, was hit by a truck as he passed through Panama City, Florida. Mr. Grooters had been knocked down and killed close to the end of a 3,200-mile trans-America charity ride to raise awareness about the Gulf Coast oil disaster. He began his cross-country bike ride in Oceanside, California, on September 10th. Grooters’s family and friends will cycle the final stretch of the journey from the Pacific to the Atlantic in his honour, raising cash to support Gulf Coast families. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1319529/Cyclist-Roger-Grooters-66-killed-truck-Gulf-Mexico-oil-spill-charity-ride.html#ixzz1G4s6su96

Roger Grooters, Cyclist

A cyclist aged 66 has been knocked down and killed close to the end of a 3,200-mile trans-America charity ride.  Roger Grooters was hit by a truck as he passed through Panama City, Florida, last Wednesday.  Mr Grooters’ wife, Vicki, was following the 66-year-old in a support vehicle when the accident happened.  Continue Reading the Article on Roger Grooters…


August 9, 2010 – Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, 86, the longest-serving Republican senator in history, was among nine people on board when the 1957 DeHavilland DHC-3 Otter, crashed into a brush- and rock-covered mountainside Monday afternoon about 17 miles north of the southwest Alaska fishing town of Dillingham, federal officials said. Stevens was the recipient of a whistleblower’s communication relative to the BP Oil Disaster blow-out preventer, and a conspiracy of secrecy to hide the facts from the public. (http://beforeitsnews.com/story/132/410/Sen._Ted_Stevens_Killed_In_Plane_Crash_He_Got_A_
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“You and your fellow Committee members may wish to require BP to explain what action was ultimately instituted to cease the practice of falsifying BOP tests at BP Prudhoe drilling rigs. It was a cost saving but dangerous practice, again endangering the BP workforce, until I exposed it to Senator Ted Stevens, the EPA, and the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.” The cause of the crash is still an OPEN investigation by the NTSB (http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/GenPDF.asp?id=ANC10MA068&rpt=p)

BP paid a $1 million to buy Ted Stevens papers, to try and shut him up…

Senator Ted Stevens

Dave Dittman, a former aide and longtime family friend of former Sen. Ted Stevens, says Stevens was killed in a plane crash near Dillingham Monday night. Dittman says he received a call overnight Monday that said the former senator was dead. Nine people were on board, including former NASA Chief Sean O’Keefe. Five people were killed in the crash, but other identities were not known, nor are the conditions of the survivors.  Continue Reading the Article about Ted Stevens…


August 13, 2010 – age 67 – Simmons’ body was found Sunday night in his hot tub, investigators said. An autopsy by the state medical examiner’s office concluded Monday that he died from accidental drowning with heart disease as a contributing factor – “It was painful as can be” to be only insider willing to speak out against the “officials” during the BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico

Matthew Simmons

Matthew Roy Simmons was founder and chairman emeritus of Simmons & Company International, and was a prominent advocate of peak oil. Simmons was motivated by the 1973 energy crisis to create an investment banking firm catering to oil companies. In his previous capacity, he served as energy adviser to U.S. President George W. Bush. He was, up until his death, a member of the National Petroleum Council and the Council on Foreign Relations.  Continue Reading theA Article on Matthew Simmons…


April 6, 2010 – age 46 – cell biologist and college professor, a near-native Floridian who chose to return to South Florida after studying at elite universities – was fatally shot during what police say was a home invasion robbery.

Scientist Joseph Morrissey

A Nova Southeastern University professor who spent his promising career trying to cure cancer was murdered during an apparent home invasion in his usually quiet Plantation suburb in the middle of the night.  Dr. Joseph Morrissey, 46, was tied up and shot before his house was set on fire by an armed man, according to reports. His wife, Linda, was also tied up but escaped the home with the couple’s 5-year-old son. Police say the “robber” is at large, though there is no description at this point other than he is a man.  Continue Reading the Article on Joseph Morrissey…


January 26, 2011 – age 31 – Mississippi Department of Marine Resources officer, from Ocean Springs arrested on child porn charge

Anthony Nicholas Tremonte

Another Mississippi law enforcement officer has been arrested for allegedly keeping child porn on his state issued laptop. Anthony Nicholas Tremonte, 31, was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of Possession of Child Pornography. Continue Reading the Article on Anthony Tremonte…

http://www.newworldorderreport.com/News/tabid/266/ID/7516/BREAKING-BP-Whistleblowers-Over-10-of-Them-Assassinated-Or-Kidnapped-in-Last-2-Years.aspx

“My BP Claim” – Keeping the Memory Alive


As another environmental catastrophe bears down on the natures “delicate web of life” in Japan, we mustn’t let the memory of what happened one year ago this month fade away. People all along the Gulf Coast are sick and dying from chemical related toxic poisoning, while the doctors carelessly look away and the government washes it’s hands of the whole oily mess. Dolphins wash up dead and even land animals are succumbing to the toxins that have seeped into the environment.

The sinister effects of radiation aren’t so obvious as oil, which makes this disaster all the more insidious. We can still see the oil in the Gulf,  the effects from radiation in lower doses can take years to rear it’s ugly head in the form of cancer and birth defects.  You can smell oil in fish, what about radioactivity?  Without a Geiger counter…just say no to seafood.

We will never forget….

BP Oil Disaster: Obama Administration Tightens Lid on Dolphin Death Probe


Published on Saturday, March 26, 2011 by Reuters

by Leigh Coleman

BILOXI, Mississippi – The U.S. government is keeping a tight lid on its probe into scores of unexplained dolphin deaths along the Gulf Coast, possibly connected to last year’s BP oil spill, causing tension with some independent marine scientists.

A bottlenose dolphin breaks the surface off Florida in this 2009 photo. Wildlife biologists contracted by the National Marine Fisheries Service to document spikes in dolphin mortality and to collect specimens and tissue samples for the agency were quietly ordered late last month to keep their findings confidential.

The gag order was contained in an agency letter informing outside scientists that its review of the dolphin die-off, classified as an “unusual mortality event (UME),” had been folded into a federal criminal investigation launched last summer into the oil spill.

“Because of the seriousness of the legal case, no data or findings may be released, presented or discussed outside the UME investigative team without prior approval,” the letter, obtained by Reuters, stated.

A number of scientists said they have been personally rebuked by federal officials for “speaking out of turn” to the media about efforts to determine the cause of some 200 dolphin deaths this year, and about 90 others last year, in the Gulf.

Moreover, they said collected samples and specimens are being turned over to the government for analysis under a protocol that will leave independent scientists in the dark about the efficacy and outcome of any laboratory tests.

TRANSPARENCY UNDERMINED?

Some researchers designated as official “partners” in the agency’s Marine Mammal Stranding Network complained such constraints undermine the transparency of a process normally open to review by the scientific community.

“It throws accountability right out the window,” one biologist involved in tracking dolphin deaths for more than 20 years told Reuters on condition of anonymity. “We are confused and … we are angry because they claim they want teamwork, but at the same time they are leaving the marine experts out of the loop completely.”

Some question why the Marine Fisheries Service, a branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, has taken so long to get samples into laboratories.

“It is surprising that it has been almost a full year since the spill, and they still haven’t selected labs for this kind of work,” said Ruth Carmichael, who studies marine mammals at the independent Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama.

“I can only hope that this process is a good thing. I just don’t know. This is an unfortunate situation.”

NOAA officials expressed sympathy but insisted the control and confidentiality measures were necessary.

“We are treating the evidence, which are the dolphin samples, like a murder case,” said Dr. Erin Fougeres, a marine biologist with the Fisheries Service. “The chain of custody is being closely watched. Every dolphin sample is considered evidence in the BP case now.”

METHODICAL APPROACH

Read more here:

http://www.allgov.com/Controversies/ViewNews/Commerce_Dept_Forbids_Biologists_from_Releasing_Data_Regarding_Gulf_Dolphin_Deaths_110329

Commerce Dept. Forbids Biologists from Releasing Data Regarding Gulf Dolphin Deaths


Note: THIS MAKES MY BLOOD BOIL!!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Commerce Dept. Forbids Biologists from Releasing Data Regarding Gulf Dolphin Deaths

Institute for Marine Mammal Studies veterinary technician Wendy Hatchett lifts a dead bottlenose dolphin that was found on Ono Island, Alabama. Feb. 22, 2011 ((photo: Semansky/AP)
Scientists working for the National Marine Fisheries Service have been told to not publicly discuss the investigation into why dolphins are dying in large numbers along the Gulf Coast, where the nation’s worst-ever oil spill occurred last year.
Officials with the Department of Commerce, which oversees the fisheries service, placed a gag order on biologists hired to collect samples from the approximately 200 dolphins found dead so far this year. Some scientists say they’ve been admonished by the federal government for speaking to the media about the recent “unusual mortality event,” or the other 90 dead dolphins discovered in 2010 following the BP oil spill that polluted large sections of the Gulf of Mexico.
One biologist interviewed by Reuters said the gag order “throws accountability right out the window” and has left scientists “confused” and “angry” because it may hamper the investigation into what is killing the mammals.
Dolphin carcasses, including dozens of stillborn and immature babies, began showing up in coastal waters in January, before the species’ traditional birthing season.
According the Fisheries Service, no samples may be sent for analysis without the permission of the government because of a federal “criminal investigation associated with the oil spill.”
-Noel Brinkerhoff
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Fukushima – Plutonium Radiation on SEAFOOD in the Pacific Ocean


The best advise for EVERYONE is to STOP EATING SEAFOOD  all together. The contamination from the BP oil and corexit toxins have been carried to  every ocean around the world by the oceans conveyor belt. Now there are 100,000′s of tons of radioactive water seeping back in to the Pacific Ocean. Now, on a molecular level the contaminated ocean water from both environmental disasters evaporates and rises into the upper atmosphere to come back down in the rain, eventually contaminating every body ow water around the globe.

Which is why nuclear energy and weapons should be outlawed immediately.

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Fukushima Japan plutonium radiation and the Pacific Ocean

Facts In Brief

FISHERMEN AND SEAFOOD SUPPLIERS DELIVER APPROXIMATELY 300 SPECIES TO MARKET EACH YEAR, FROM THE PACIFIC OCEAN.

Tablets only protect us against Iodine 131, not against Cesium 134, 137, Plutonium, Uranium, and Strontium 90 radioactive particles. It’s not a surprise that the gov’ts hasn’t been more forth coming with the true readings of the radiation.  After all, the Gulf Oil Spill is supposed to all cleaned up now and of course the 9 11 first responders, fire fighters, police officers and volunteer workers all have cancer or have already passed. All the while the EPA said everything was OK!!

Seafood species harvested in the Pacific Ocean.
Barracuda, Hake (Pacific Whiting), California Halibut, Pacific Mackerel, Rockfish, Sablefish, Salmon, Sole, Pacific Sardine, Thresher Shark, Swordfish , Albacore Tuna (fresh and canned), Blue fin Tuna, Yellow fin Tuna, Dungeness crab, Rock and Spider Crab, California Spiny Lobster, California Prawns, Pacific Pink Shrimp, Sea Urchins, California Market Squid, Bluenose, Gulf Corvina, Flounder, Grenadier, Grouper, Pacific Halibut, Alaska Pollock, Spiny Lobster, Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin, Mussels, Octopus, Alaska Plaice, Pomfret, Pacific Sanddabs, Scad, Sea Scallops, Sea Urchin Roe, Snapper, Shortbill Spearfish, Squid, Trevally and White Seabass.
(Some of the species listed are found in other bodies of water as well. If it was a species found in the Pacific Ocean, it made the list!!)

Major Fish Species Native to California
http://ca-seafood.ucdavis.edu/facts/species.htm

Seafood watch
http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/SeafoodWatch/web/sfw_factsheet.aspx?gid=88

U.S. Seafood Industry Braces For Japan Crisis Impact
http://www.npr.org/2011/03/18/134653667/u-s-seafood-industry-braces-for-japan…

Commercial Fisheries
http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fishingcommercial.main

Radiation in seawater may be spreading in Japan
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2011/03/28/general-as-japan-earthquake_8377745…

Toxic plutonium seeping from Japan’s nuclear plant
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5if_xtzBgm4PZ3y7qVfCR3MHreS8…

Japan’s nuclear troubles grew worse still today, even as confirmed deaths from the earthquake and tsunami topped 11,000. Officials reported radioactive water has spread beyond a damaged reactor building, and radiation has also gotten into the ground.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/jan-june11/japan_03-28.html

100,000′s having symptoms from oil disaster, could be just the tip of the iceberg says doctor


Some of  us saw this coming, now an unprecedented national health disaster is emerging along the Gulf Coast. A wide range of horrible symptoms are emerging in people of all ages, children as young as 2-3 yrs old are suffering, sick and in terrible discomfort, yet doctors can’t diagnose what’s going on. Dr Rodney Soto bravely comes forward to sound the alarm on what appears to be a health emergency in entire populations along the coast. The conventional medical system is offering no help and is clueless in treating chemical poisoning, Dr Soto recommends holistic detox programs and seeking holistic doctors for treatment. Also DO NOT EAT THE SEAFOOD OR SWIM IN THE WATER!

People in the south feel isolated, helpless and hopeless, this obvious terrorist attack on our environment and our people, BP needs to be held accountable.

Excellent interview with professionals on the frontline of this crisis, please pass it on this interview needs to go viral to bring attention to this problem.

Program Six ‘Crossing over the Bridge’ The Gulf of Mexico ‘The Deepwater Horizon Human & Environmental Aftermath – Reaching for Solutions’

Guests: Scientist Dr. Brian O’Leary, Dr. Rodney Soto M.D., Advocate MaryLee Orr & Captain Louie
http://www.davidgibbons.org/id292.html