Sea life flees from oil-soaked habitat

06/17/2010 | Google

Marine scientists are noticing a number of species of sea creatures showing up closer to shores up and down the Gulf of Mexico, miles from their usual homes. Fish, dolphins, sharks and other animals that make their home in deep water are likely fleeing areas badly polluted by the BP oil spill, an ominous sign, researchers say. "A parallel would be: Why are the wildlife running to the edge of a forest on fire? There will be a lot of fish, sharks, turtles trying to get out of this water they detect is not suitable," said Duke University marine biologist Larry Crowder.

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