Scott Porter – The BP oil disaster – Current studies and observations of the animal and coral species in the Gulf

“…Its now turned into the dustbowl of the 1930`s …. Its literaly dead .. contaminated by marine snow…”

Scott said when referring to what he was seeing while diving in the Gulf of Mexico in recent years.

“..about 80 – 90% of the corals I would normally have harvested were gone and dead due to contaminated marine snow….”


In light of the recent finds by Samantha Joye (U of Georgia, Athens), we wanted to establish that the corexit did NOT break up the oil but only sunk it and killed the microbial community that would normally clean the oil from the water.

So, we introduce Scott Porter who was told to dive by the NOAA (2 weeks past a notice sent by the EPA telling NOAA to keep its divers out of the water) to dive in contaminated water. There is good evidence that scott was badly advised (Following FOI requests etc). He did his graduate work in marine biology in California and then moved to Louisiana to do aquaculture work.

Scott now runs Ecorigs, his organization is unique in that it dives off abandoned platforms to harvest coral. Scott’s other work includes finding out if there are high levels of crude and corexit still in the waters?


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Published on the 21 of November 2015

Published to European News Weekly

Published by J Hagan, S Mc Gee and with help from C Digges

The case of the melting diving suits

Scott believes the damage was caused by solvents in the water which would have that effect on rubber and plastic..Scotts diving in the contaminated water over preceding years caused;

JF me in shk suit pic 4b

“two of my vulcanized rubber diving suits to melt”

Scott also mentions the issue of constant leaks from orphaned and abandoned wells in the Gulf. He goes onto mention about information about another well that has been constantly leaking and the response by the oil company which was to ignore the leak.

Problems with the clean up.

In the early days companies used to dig a pit and put the effluents into the pit and when levies collapsed on the pits the pollutants got dispersed everywhere in the waters. When the disaster happened the pollution response unit has no idea how to cope with it. They had no boats on the ready or no plan so they then decided to dump corexit on top of it. Dispersant are only to be used when skimming wasn’t possible but that rule was not observed in this case.

Testing Procedures.

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Maureen Dauphinee testimonial, concerning the BP Gulf Oil disaster effects on community and the environment.


With some 27,00 subscribers to her blog she has been a comforting platform for many victims of the disaster.

With us today is Maureen Dauphinee from the Real Coastal Warriors activist group working to uncover the truth of the damage caused by the Gulf Oil BP Spill of 2010.

Link to podcast (right click and “save as” ) ;

During this converstaion we discussed a variety of topics to do with how activists and professionals have been uncovering the truth. We discuss some of the main players who have dedicated their professional careers to collect data (ie Trisha Springstead and Scott Porter ).

BP is not competent to be an oil company” she said

Some shocking facts are in this interview. Severe negligence by BP and their representatives to cover up the issue of toxicity for workers and locals due to the spill and clean up.

bleeding while urinating!” is a qoute from one of her testimonial posts.

She describes the attempts to get honest research out to the media and scientists that are not subject to the restrictions that comes with corporate sponsored research from the likes of BP. The US CDC health department did not do their jobs to uncover toxicity damage to humans.

Vibrio the flesh eating virus is appearing and this has been connected to the tar balls.”

Maureen gives us a quick breakdown of some of the strategy that the governments and corporations employed to quell dissent from the local communities effected. We draw some parallels with the Shell Oil controversy in Mayo Ireland and the TEPCO nuclear accident at Fukushima Daichi in Japan. We discuss how BP hired Ogilvey and Maher “managed” the media and PR services as well as the security and surveillance of the victims of the oil spill.

Spraying over peoples homes”

Dolphins were aborted and the took them away from public site. The bodies are still not being worked on and the government put a gag order on research. Then BP bought the research on the Spill effects.Compensation “was pennies on the dollar” only 20 percent of dolphins in the gulf are giving birth.

BP was controlling the whole situation”

Maureen also tells us of the battle with the social media companies trolls who tried their best to disrupt NGO`s progress. Maureen traced Wikipaedia entries to BP connected IP address`s


We discuss DNA damage to the wildlife and studies pointing to this problem.

Mareen explains how she enables people to fight back through information sharing. She explains the accomplishments that the Gulf activists have made.

Link to FB page