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29 July 2010, 1:55 PM
Oil hiding underwater is now coming ashore in globs and blobs
Planes sprays dispersant on Gulf oil

<Update (7/30): At least 40 percent of oil spilled by BP into the Gulf is unaccounted for, but that doesn't mean it's gone, warns a USA Today article. It's still out there, hidden and toxic.>

<Update (7/30): The New York Times, in a special report, provides strong evidence that dispersants have driven BP's spilled oil out of sight - but it still exists throughout the Gulf's water columns and remains lethal:

Scientists warn the oil's ecological impacts are shifting, not ebbing, thanks to massive volumes of dispersants that have kept the crude beneath the waves.>

After BP's undersea well was capped two weeks ago, oil from it started getting hard to see on the surface - so much so that even top government officials have publicly scratched their heads over what happened to it.

Could it have been blasted into nothingness by all those millions of gallons of dispersants? Did microbes simply gobble it up? Could the hot sun and warm waters of the Gulf just evaporate it? All those scenarios were suggested in the last few days by officials who sounded more perplexed than convinced.

But, no one is less perplexed and more convinced than an angry Mother Jones reporter who used a phone to find locals in Louisiana who are seeing thick mats and globs of oil coming ashore. Could it be that Plaquemines Parish President Bill Nungusser was right last month when he insisted that all the oil was being dispersed into the depths, where it coats the Gulf bottom, killing oysters, shrimp and fish before eventually washing ashore? 

Nungusser may be on to something. At least he's in the right ballpark when he starts wondering what all those dispersants are accomplishing.

 

 

The oil is underground under the ocean a few clams being covered with soil is far better for the fish cause the oil will be gone again. If the shore lines are seeing globs and blobs they should cover that with soil too. There isn't anything to kill by dumping soil on a shore line that would be a way to clean the shores so the birds that land there won't get oily feet or what ever , by Takers

The acoustic trigger which costs about $500,000 is something that BP decided was too costly for them to use on this rig. It could have prevented this disaster. Whereas the costs of the oil spill to Gulf Coast residents are now upward of $14 billion . . and the full extent of the damage is simply unfathomable at this point. Who will pay for these crimes against life on Earth ?
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Again, the environmental dramam loving wackos are wrong and thoroughly discredited. What happen to everything will die and never be the same for years, nay generations! Liars!!!!!!

If the oil is coating the ocean floor why not cover that part of the ocean floor with soil. I was always told oil is not easy to clean up but it can be covered and if it is covered with tons of dirt than it will be back underground and not just sitting there at the bottom of the ocean. True the soil might kill whatever lives at the bottom of the ocean but wouldn't it be better the globs and blobs that find there way to the shore won't happen if we covered it with sand. The oil is underground under the ocean a few clams being covered with soil is far better for the fish cause the oil will be gone again. If the shore lines are seeing globs and blobs they should cover that with soil too. There isn't anything to kill by dumping soil on a shore line that would be a way to clean the shores so the birds that land there won't get oily feet or what ever.

If it is proven that larvae of blue crabs and fiddler crabs sampled from Louisiana to Pensacola are contaminated with oil and corexit dispersant, (as one expert put it) “the effect on fisheries could last for years probably not a matter of months” and affect many species.

SO we just stop eating crab and it will be OK right? Wrong!

It all comes down to understanding the food chain. The food chain is the sequence of who eats whom in a biological community (an ecosystem) to obtain nutrition.

http://just-me-in-t.blogspot.com/2010/07/whats-for-dinner.html

It is more likely that the oil has sunk below the surface. If "Mother Nature" (microbes) could eat it in just a few weeks, why hasn't "she" done so in Brazil (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/americas/2010/07/07/effects-brazilian-oil-spi...)

Also - the oil in Alaska Valdez tragedy is still present. If you dig down a few feet under the sand you will find gobs of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbjC9SMKClE&feature=player_embedded

If the gulf oil is submerged, what form has it taken, and why can't it be located? I'd assume that the water temperature is less that 10 degrees C the year around at the site of the Exxon Valdez spill, but surface temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico are around 30 degrees C this time of the year. That could make a big difference to biological agents that might attack the oil in the Gulf.

When you refer to oil under the sand in Alaska, is that sand on the beach? If so, then the oil had to wash up on the beach and accumulate there. That is probably happening around the Gulf, but it should be observable. If the oil is somehow staying submerged, then its density has to have been changed; so it would have to change chemically.

The sunshine,the warm weather,the strong wind, the current,the quantity of ocean,the eating oil microbes etc are all the main forces to recover the nature and eliminated the spill oil. Not more then 10 years the Gulf bottom where oysters,shrimp and fish be killing by the oil will be growing again and much more.

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The human's mistake to spill oil in the floorocean just like a man catch cold and will be recovered by himself. The sunshine,the warm weather,the strong wind, the current,the quantity of ocean,the eating oil microbes etc are all the main forces to recover the nature and eliminated the spill oil. Not more then 10 years the Gulf bottom where oysters,shrimp and fish be killing by the oil will be growing again and much more.

If you believe this report, see below, the microbes are eating the oil. I'm sure theres NO reason to lie. Beside, just ask Exxon, 20 years later they say there are no long term effects of their little accident in Prince William Sound.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews_excl/ynews_excl_sc3270

Of course, its just a tiny bit possible that the destruction of the gulf could, like all environmental disasters, be contributing to the epidemics of childhood illnesses. I begin to explore that issue on a recent post at the Jew and the Carrot's blog.

http://jcarrot.org/one-vital-food-source-down-drain-health-effects-bp-oi...

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