One of scientists biggest concerns was that within just two generations certain animals are showing dramatic changes. In one case a species of shrimp were evaluated and the "grandparent" was showing damages done by the oil spill to the eyes. By the time the "grandson" came along they were being born without eyes, and even without eye sockets. This rapid evolution is something usually seen over the course of hundreds even thousands of years has just happened within a couple years showing how much of an impact the oil spill really had on the ecosystem.
“I don’t want BP’s check, I’m not a charity case,” Arnesen said. “But they destroyed my industry. What’d they offer me? One check — ok, that fixed last year. What about this year, next year, ten years? That’s the problem.”