The damaging effects of the BP Spill: You ain't seen nothin' yet.

Mother Jones has pre-launched the magazine's September/October cover package online due to timeliness (for non-newsheads, this is the sort of thing Rolling Stone was criticized for not doing with the McChrystal interview). The short version: "BP and the government say the spill is fast disappearing–but dramatic new science reveals that its worst effects may be yet to come."

The Mother Jones articles "look past the recent positive spin on the Gulf oil spill aftermath, at effects of oil and dispersants on the deep ocean ecosystems that scientists are only just beginning to understand," editor Mike Mechanic tells Boing Boing.

Links: BP's Deep Secrets (the package overview link), and here's Julia Whitty's lead story. Another one in the series, not to miss, explores Corexit's toxicity.

[Illustration for Mother Jones by Tim O'Brien]