[Coral-List] Corexit oil dispersant and corals

Eugene Shinn eshinn at marine.usf.edu
Wed May 19 09:34:55 EDT 2010

Dear Bob, Its important to know what kind of oil was used for the 
dispersant experiment. Processed oil such as that often spilled by 
ships and tankers is more toxic than crude oil. If processed oiil was 
used in these experiments then the results have little application to 
the problem we face in the Gulf. There is one another damaging 
ingredient in dispersants that has not been mentioned. 
Hydrousdioxide..in excess it can cause big problems. Gene

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