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Greenpeace finds deep-sea corals on Shell’s Arctic drill site

WashingtonPost.com -- Greenpeace scientists have identified a dense patch of deep-sea corals in a lease area of the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea off Alaska’s northwest coast, where Royal Dutch Shell is slated to start drilling.

Researchers for the advocacy group, which have been lobbying to block drilling in the Arctic this summer, went down about 150 feet in a submarine this week to take samples. During the dives, they found significant concentrations of the soft coral Gersemia rubiformis , which is commonly known as sea raspberry.


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 4:52:16 AM

sadly, Greenpeace is not the best source. It could have been a good organization (and they have done some good early one), but over time, they have lost a lot of their credibility due to flat out lies, half-truths and distortion of facts.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:04:20 PM

hmmm, maybe not
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 8:36:11 AM

What!?

Royal Dutch Shell's Envionmental Impact Statement has bogus/incomplete data in it?

I mean, its not like they listed seals, Sea Otters, Sea Lions, and walruses in their Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Disaster Response Plan...

... oops!
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:40:28 PM

DRILL NOW !!!
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SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 10:39:07 PM

Greenpeace really doesn't deserve this much attention. Just let Shell begin their drilling and hold them accountable for any spills caused by such.
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VDubBill
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 6:50:54 PM

The WashPo could have done a search and found that sea raspberry is very common there, about as common as salt water. Another search would have shown that deep-water is considered more in thee range of 1000 feet and not 150 feet.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 3:23:07 PM

Interesting
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MAC48
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 1:28:41 PM

Consider the source of this "news" which is a very left leaning newspaper and the entity conducting the survey of the Artic Chukchi Seas floor which is Greenpeace. Greenpeace has almost no credibility due to its habit of telling half truths, fudging facts and distorting any findings of any organization that is opposed to it's agenda.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:44:36 PM

ditto lionking1
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:32:50 PM

paul watson co-founder of green peace "it doesn't matter what is true,it matters what people believe is true"
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:18:17 PM

Ah, Greenpeace, the great neutral, honest and accurate source of all information scientific.
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are they a neutral observer?
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:59:07 AM

Greenpeace is trying to pull a fast one to stop drilling.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:24:18 AM

Notice how you can always tell how the writer feels about a group? If the writer likes a group, they are "advocates." If the writer dislikes the group, they are called "special interests."
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The tree huggers never cease to try to halt development.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 10:57:50 AM

Greenpeace has told so many half truths and outright lies that they are no longer a credible organization.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 10:27:49 AM

Coral is an important organism in the ocean's ecology. I am not familiar with the issue beyond this but I'm sure Greenpeace will let us know.

[Edited by: Ticobird at 7/29/2012 11:33:02 AM EST]
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whack jobs
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 10:10:57 AM

so what!!!
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Interesting
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enviro-whackos grasping at straws to prevent jobs and economic progress...
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Another rain for them to commit expedition.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 10:08:11 AM

ok
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I am so sick of Greenpeace and other Nazi like Fanatical groups like the Serra club who just want to totally disrupt progress and Advancement of Human Life on this Planet for their Wrapped and squishy feel good sissy motives. Time the rest of the Humian Race stands up to them and puts them down for a change.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 10:04:41 AM

another twist...
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Anti-American bastards.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 10:03:03 AM

Save the sea raspberry.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 10:02:41 AM

HOW come we didn't know about this before? Agenda driven news??
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 10:01:18 AM

I agree with Zeke33. Everyone seems to have an agenda. Most will do ANYTHING to push their agenda even print and speak lies. Advocacy groups have a place in our world but they need to be truthful, ethical, and moral.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 10:00:53 AM

Is this the only place that these deep sea corals exist?
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 9:57:54 AM

What do they want an organic cookie.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 9:56:20 AM

and what exactly powered the submarine that was used to make this discovery?
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Greenpeace has lost all credibility with me because I know they are supported heavily by billionaire traders that thrive off the chaos they cause. The "environmental rulings" they receive allow them to trade stocks or commodities "short" or other companies that benefit from the rulings to "buy" or "go long" on. Another form of insider trading the govt. hasn't even thought about yet. They're still trying to sift through the banking mess.
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If you work hard enough, you can always find something to justify your stance.
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So we cannot co-exist?
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 9:52:36 AM

"they' who drill.....have NO souls!!
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Drill Baby Drill. Who cares about the enviroment.
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Its always something!
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 9:51:12 AM

one reader posted oil companies will distroy everything including civilazation for money i couldnt agree more
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 9:51:11 AM

f*ck greenpeace
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 9:50:52 AM

such nonsense, and yet people listen to this hockum
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 9:49:47 AM

nifty
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"Zeke33" is right on!
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 9:48:24 AM

Why the hate for Greenpeace?
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 9:48:22 AM

Which is more important? Us or some piddle of coral? Nature always finds a way to survive.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 9:47:32 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 9:47:09 AM

Corals or no corals, don't drill in the oceans.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 9:46:40 AM

Not a trustworthy group. Oh and greenpeace too.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 9:46:25 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 9:46:24 AM

I agree Wolfwings.
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