Gulf Now Part of "Big Toxicology Experiment"

May 9, 2010 By: Marshall Cutchin

Fly fisherman and director of Texas Tech’s highly regarded toxicology research center Dr. Ron Kendall is chief editor of a new scholarly book, Wildlife Toxicology, due out tomorrow. In this morning’s Dallas News, he says of the Deepwater Horizon disaster: “‘It’s going to be one of the biggest wildlife toxicology experiments we’ve ever had‘”… “- more complex than the Exxon Valdez because of the variety of habitats and species at risk.”
Yesterday “oily blobs started arriving at Dauphin Island, which guards the entrance to [Mobile] bay,” where they hope pilings and booms will protect 80 miles of wetlands.