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Quote of the Week [July 6, 2010]

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  "I've been sampling in Mississippi coastal waters for 42 years and I have never seen this." — Harriet Perry, director of the Center for Fisheries Research and Development at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, who has observed oil droplets in the bodies of blue crab and fiddler crab larvae. The discovery confirms the worst fears of marine scientists, who worry oil from the Gulf of Mexico disaster will affect every level of the Gulf food chain.

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