BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — A new study shows the effects of the BP oil spill on fish in Louisiana marshes, and a problem that could affect the future of the seafood industry.
LSU scientists say one near the bottom of the food chain is turning up deformed and may be unable to reproduce. The killifish they looked at had bad damage to their gills, intestines, and other organs.
We're told they are also smaller than they should be. The fish have been studied four months after the oil spill till now.
The scientists say it’s too early to know the long term affects but what they're seeing now is awfully similar to what scientists found after Exxon-Valdeez.
It took several years to notice the serious affects of that spill.