Back in 2010, as a result of the Deepwater Horizon spill, around 5 million barrels of oil and petrochemicals ended up in the waters of the Mexican Gulf.
Official reports wrote the event down as the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry.
Two years after this happened, local fishermen and scientists are sounding a different kind of alarm: the aquatic wildlife in the area in starting to see more and more mutant individuals.
Their findings include eyeless-shrimps, crabs that lack claws, and weird-looking fish. Not to mention the fact that many other animals living here are starting to develop tumors.
Naturally, concerns are now being raised as to what the future holds for the Mexican Gulf's natural ecosystems.