All the Coast Guard can locate is a "sheen" on the water. A sheen is just the remnant of an oil slick. Harmless.
Is it possible the oil is being handled just fine by the warm waters of the Gulf?
The cracking effect of the ocean's natural wave action will separate it. The tar balls that don't get swept ashore will sink and eventually dissolve. The distillate scum will float on the surface and eventually evaporate. Think gasoline, diesel. Where'd all the spilled fuel go at Pearl Harbor?
Pearl Harbor has a finite source of oil beneath the water, and it still leaks oil... the bottom of the harbor is still littered with oil residue..69 years has since neutralized the oil effects, and the habitat has recovered.. in time, the totality of the sunken ship (arizona) in time will dissipate and nature will do its thing... this is not a spill, but an opening to "HELL"... if they dont get it sealed, it will spew in perpetuity...this does not compare to "Pearl Harbor"... Lodas
You know I covered and went long. One of my friends Geroge Wright is a Weather Man on Channnel, 12, Cable vision and 55 Long Island. I have a strange feeling that the worst of the spill will be blown out to the Atlantic Ocean. Can you imagine going long because of my huntch on ocean currents. I covered my short and went long.
Best to All.
Obviously it was never as bad as stated. It's GGW -- Government Gone Wild - like when they shut down all of Europe's flights because of volcanic ash over Iceland or when the Government spent billions on a non epidemic of H1N1.
You are delusional,if you think volcano dust can't stop a gas turbine engine.Call Pratt Whitney
Fla.Test Lab.,if you don't believe me.
Then,call the Nat.Inst. of Health,to see how many people have died of H1N1 flu,to date.
It is easy to make statements
I hope you are right Mr. Perry but thought and reason tell me otherwise. This stuff Is deadly to wildlife and it only takes a little. Put a few drops in your water heater and you'll see what I mean.
Of course I care. I've lived here all my life. My house overlooks Barataria Bay. Some of the best fishing in the world. I'd be lying if I said a chill didn't go through this community when this news broke. Then we heard how far offshore it was. And how deep in the Gulf. And the fact it was light sweet crude.
Yeah,something swimming through ground zero will end up dead on a beach. I wouldn't advise it. Otherwise,this is a lot of noise about not much at all.
I might take a swig if it weren't saltwater. You know,BP sucked up a million gallons or so at ground zero. You know how much oil they got out of all that water? A few gallons....LOL.
The "slick" didn't shrink by half over the weekend. The sheen did. That sheen will shrink rapidly now that the sun is shining again.