Mmm. Someone get me a giant bucket of delicious, delicious Gulf seafood!
The researchers from Oregon State University say that a device taking samples just off the shore of Louisiana’s Grande Isle registered a 40-fold increase in PAHs between May and June.
What’s worse is that the sampling device was specifically designed to measure the fraction of PAHs in the environment that could make their way through a biological membrane.
So there’s likely more than a 40-fold increase. They simply can’t measure it beyond that level.