06 August 2010 Reflections on the water Posted by: Chris Haney | 3 comments | Share: See an interview with Defenders chief scientist Chris Haney as he reflects on his recent trip down to the Gulf, carrying out a project aboard NOAA’s “Nancy Foster” as part of an official federal response to the Gulf oil disaster. Chris was looking for the kinds of damages that marine life had experienced as a result of the spill, specifically signs of oiling, signs of distress, any carcasses or dead birds and the general abundance of seabirds found very far away from land. “Looking at the oil as the sun broke the horizon, it was a rainbow sheen of oil as far as you could see. It was, quite honestly, the ugliest ocean water I’ve ever seen.” 3 Responses to “Reflections on the water” Kenneth J. Stone September 7th, 2010 Is there a way to recycle bay water to create a water treatment dispenceer to clean the bay water; may be in the process make a giant wet-battery cell to energize D.C. motors to turn A.C. generators. This would be usefull along the cities salty shore lines that are poluted. Reply Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Consider the manatee: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to review ‘Endangered’ status The future of the Florida manatee is in the hands of USFWS, who is considering downlisting the endangered species. Howling about a proposal in the Southwest Over two hundred Mexican gray wolf advocates in Arizona and New Mexico showed their support at two public hearings to give the endangered wolves a chance at recovery. Not-So-Easy Riders: House Bill is Chock-Full of Bad Wildlife Policy A new bill recently passed by Congress limits funding for natural resource & environment programs.