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Massive underwater oil cloud may destroy life in Gulf of Mexico
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Posted on 05/17/2010 5:31:20 AM PDT by Scythian

"Researchers have found more underwater plumes of oil than they can count from the blown-out well, said Samantha Joye, a professor of marine sciences at the University of Georgia. She said careful measurements taken of one plume showed it stretching for 10 miles, with a 3-mile width."

The Christian Science Monitor also reports now that as much as 3.4 million gallons of oil may be leaking into the Gulf every day!

"The oil that can be seen from the surface is apparently just a fraction of the oil that has spilled into the Gulf of Mexico since April 20, according to an assessment the National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology. Significant amounts of oil are spreading at various levels throughout the water column... Scientists looking at video of the leak, suggest that as many as 3.4 million gallons of oil could be leaking into the Gulf every day – 16 times more than the current 210,000-gallon-a-day estimate, according to the Times."

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"Scientists are finding enormous oil plumes in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, including one as large as 10 miles long, 3 miles wide and 300 feet thick in spots. The discovery is fresh evidence that the leak from the broken undersea well could be substantially worse than estimates that the government and BP have given.
1 posted on 05/17/2010 5:31:20 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

Build more refineries along the gulf coast- surf’s up


2 posted on 05/17/2010 5:32:32 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: Scythian

Nothing can be more detrimental to the USA than the Obummer Administration. Too bad we couldn’t siphon it off like they are doing with the oil leak.


3 posted on 05/17/2010 5:35:53 AM PDT by Renegade ("Bring it on while I still don't need glasses to shoot your eye out ")
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To: Scythian

Doesn’t oil float on water? Wouldn’t the underwater oil gradually rise to the surface? Or will the scientists find some explanation for why that oil stays lurking underwater ...


4 posted on 05/17/2010 5:38:00 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: Scythian

BP better declare bankruptcy quickly.


5 posted on 05/17/2010 5:39:04 AM PDT by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: Scythian

I’m skeptical on the ‘scientist’ part of the article....


6 posted on 05/17/2010 5:39:37 AM PDT by databoss
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To: Scythian

The Christian Science Monitor also reports now that as much as 3.4 million gallons of oil may be leaking into the Gulf every day!

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Has anyone ever seen a cut finger in water. The “plume” of blood might look like exsanguination, because of the diluent effect. I bet the same thing is happening with these underwater plumes.

For years we have been told to believe that the world supply of oil is disappearing, and now we are being told that three and a half Million Gallons of oil are leaking every day!

Please, readers, have a bit of healthy scepticism.

How many gallons per day does a functioning well in the Gulf produce?


7 posted on 05/17/2010 5:40:44 AM PDT by maica (Freedom consists not in doing what we like,but in having the right to do what we ought. John Paul II)
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To: Scythian
The Christian Science Monitor also reports now that as much as 3.4 million gallons of oil may be leaking into the Gulf every day!

And it may not be.......

8 posted on 05/17/2010 5:40:52 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Scythian

9 posted on 05/17/2010 5:40:55 AM PDT by IncPen (HEY GORE -- GIVE BACK THE OSCAR! - GIVE BACK THE NOBEL! ANSWER THE HOAX!)
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To: basil

Its at least ten billion times worse than we can possibly imagine!


10 posted on 05/17/2010 5:43:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Ken522

Particulates in the ocean attract the oil. At some saturation point the oil clumps and fails to rise to the surface. Instead it should precipitate out to the bottom, coating the ocean floor in sludge.

If this happens too close to the continental shelf we’ll lose the ocean as a food source, if the currents take it out to deep water I hypothesize the end result will be better for the environment. The deep cold waters will act as a natural containment.


11 posted on 05/17/2010 5:44:15 AM PDT by EBH (Our First Right...."it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,")
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To: Scythian
All of the drama queens in America are drawn to one profession...journalism.

I don't rely on a thing they write, as the final outcome of all their stories hardly ever matches their chicken-little predictions.

This is not to discount the oil spill...it's bad, but to remember that "exaggeration" is a writing style for the MSM.
12 posted on 05/17/2010 5:44:44 AM PDT by FrankR (Standing against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future belongs to the tyrants.)
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To: Scythian

Giant mountain of burgers may destroy life in lower Manhatten.


13 posted on 05/17/2010 5:45:27 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: cripplecreek

Ten times greater than that. :)


14 posted on 05/17/2010 5:48:25 AM PDT by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: Ken522

“Doesn’t oil float on water?”

Crude oil is an extremely complex mixture of hydrocarbon molecules. Some are lighter than water and float but those that are heavier will sink.


15 posted on 05/17/2010 5:52:11 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: databoss

Agree you know the next thing they will say,it’s the oil spill that is causing global warming greater than expected.


16 posted on 05/17/2010 5:54:26 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Ken522
“Doesn’t oil float on water? Wouldn’t the underwater oil gradually rise to the surface? Or will the scientists find some explanation for why that oil stays lurking underwater ...”

Because the idiots are using underwater dispersant's on the leaks. They are spraying the oil as it comes out of the pipe with these chemicals. They say that it makes drops finer and promotes bacterial growth that consume the oil. The only problem that I see is they have never done this before. I am all for any solution to the situation but truly these people are making it up as they go along...

17 posted on 05/17/2010 5:54:59 AM PDT by Syntyr (Mace, Kirk, Thomson, Griffin, Scusa, Martin, Gallegos, Hart - Remember the fallen of Kamdesh)
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To: FrankR

Correct. Besides being global alarmists they have no Logic Gene at all.

We are supposed to believe that the earth can survive shifts in tectonic plates, but underwater life as we know it cannot survive this hole in the Gulf of Mexico.

I have more faith in Mother Earth than that!
And I also thought that the carbon cycle included rainwater taking carbon back into our oceans. What we have here is a mega-test of the ocean’s ability to recycle carbon. I doubt if any dinosaurs died under the Gulf of Mexico.


18 posted on 05/17/2010 5:55:38 AM PDT by maica (Freedom consists not in doing what we like,but in having the right to do what we ought. John Paul II)
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To: tgusa
BP better declare bankruptcy quickly.

Yep. And then reorganize as OP (Obama Petroleum).

19 posted on 05/17/2010 6:00:02 AM PDT by Fresh Wind
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To: Scythian
Invisible CO2 in the air...

Invisible oil underwater...

More "science" for even Bigger Government.

20 posted on 05/17/2010 6:03:23 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Scythian

oil is natural. Millions of gallons naturally seep into the gulf anyway and the gulf life takes care of it.

What we have here is a wasted resource problem. NOT an environmental problem.


21 posted on 05/17/2010 6:03:46 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Scythian

In spite of its dread predictions this article is quite humorous to me. I’m not sure who the author represents but it sounds like they would normally be supporters of the great 0 administration and its efforts to “green”the earth and the economy but now that they’re disappointed by 0’s inability to conquer this problem and disillusioned by the idea that they may be lying to the public about its extent, they are very righteously outraged by the “murder of all life in the Gulf” and the “gaping wound in the Earth HERSELF”. Why O why haven’t we blanketed the entire state of Arizona with solar panels and got rid of this horrible black stuff by now? I know this is a very serious problem but the way this article is written just makes me laugh.


22 posted on 05/17/2010 6:04:10 AM PDT by Albertafriend
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To: Scythian

So much BS here.

Look at the worst spills in the world’s history.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8664684.stm

Ixtoc is the leader and makes the BP spill tiny in comparison. It also was in the Gulf and GEE WHIZ, there was life in Gulf afterwards.

Another “sky is falling” rant.


23 posted on 05/17/2010 6:10:32 AM PDT by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas
The graphic at your link is illustrative:


24 posted on 05/17/2010 6:14:20 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Don't think of work as 5 days on, 2 days off. Instead think 4 nights on, 3 off.)
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To: bestintxas

Interesting, Wiki puts the gulf war as the greatest oil spill in history, between 1,360,000–1,500,000 tons spilled into the water.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_spills#Largest_oil_spills


25 posted on 05/17/2010 6:17:17 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Don't think of work as 5 days on, 2 days off. Instead think 4 nights on, 3 off.)
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To: John O
“What we have here is a wasted resource problem.
NOT an environmental problem.”

You nailed it, thanks.

26 posted on 05/17/2010 6:17:40 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: bestintxas

Cleaning Up the Gulf
How smart sponge technology may be solution to Gulf disaster

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4198375/cleaning-up-the-gulf


27 posted on 05/17/2010 6:18:59 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("BOOT The Communists Out of Your Govt.-Don't Take Their Goodies!" Yuri Bezmenov- KGB Defector)
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To: Scythian

Another scare crisis from the media.


28 posted on 05/17/2010 6:23:09 AM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: Ken522

It’s colder?

Maybe its heavy crude.


29 posted on 05/17/2010 6:23:55 AM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: cripplecreek
Its at least ten billion times worse than we can possibly imagine!

I'm running with your numbers. I was up to a kazillion, but I started running out of zeros. Yours is easier to type.

30 posted on 05/17/2010 6:24:21 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberal Logic: Mandatory health insurance is constitutional - enforcing immigration law is not.)
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To: cripplecreek
"Its at least ten billion times worse than we can possibly imagine!"

Eleventy billion!

31 posted on 05/17/2010 6:24:34 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: Rebelbase

I do not think that was all in the water, as most of the wells were on land.

That may be the diff.

I lived in Corpus Christi in 1979 when Ixtoc blew out.

We had oil on the beaches but it went away in short order.

Life figures a way to survive and it does not really need us humans to do so.

As someone else said, oil is a natural substance and the amount of leaks in the world far surpass accidents by men.


32 posted on 05/17/2010 6:25:37 AM PDT by bestintxas
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To: Scythian
Researchers have found more underwater plumes of oil than they can count from the blown-out well

I think I see the problem. They need to hire researchers who can count past eleventy-teen.

Apparently, the solution to the problem is beyond the capability of standard Remedial Math courses.

33 posted on 05/17/2010 6:25:55 AM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Why didn’t I think of it? Sham-Wow to the rescue!


34 posted on 05/17/2010 6:26:56 AM PDT by Publius Maximus (God, please let 2010 and 2012 come quickly...)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
How smart sponge technology may be solution to Gulf disaster

Sham Wow?

35 posted on 05/17/2010 6:27:15 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberal Logic: Mandatory health insurance is constitutional - enforcing immigration law is not.)
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To: Rebelbase

Excellent graphic - but is “spilt” really a word?


36 posted on 05/17/2010 6:28:52 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Scythian

It’s a shame Natural News occasionally latches onto just bs... but what has me worried in the back of my mind is what does a typical late-July Cat2/Cat3 hurricane wandering somewhere between NO and the Forgotten Coast do to the suspended residue? Whip it onshore or break it up?


37 posted on 05/17/2010 6:30:21 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: oh8eleven

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/spilt


38 posted on 05/17/2010 6:30:30 AM PDT by bestintxas
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To: StAnDeliver

“break it up”

Based upon my 11 years in the oil business in Louisiana and watching a number of hurricanes come through, a large storm will disperse anything to the extent it will disappear.

It is the ultimate cleaner-upper nature has.


39 posted on 05/17/2010 6:32:14 AM PDT by bestintxas
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To: Scythian

“Natural News”? How about this, “No Problem: Oil is Natural”


40 posted on 05/17/2010 6:42:10 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: cripplecreek
HeeHee Hee!

“It’s several MILLION degrees 2 km beneath the surface of the Earth” That’s hundreds of times hotter than the surface of the Sun.

NYC will be covered by 80 ft of water because of global warming! No wait...no one will believe that...let’s make it 20 ft...yeah THAT'S THE TICKET!

41 posted on 05/17/2010 7:00:27 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: DTogo
Invisible gnomes driving around in SUV’s causing an even larger carbon footprint!
42 posted on 05/17/2010 7:07:06 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: Scythian
File this with: Starting in the 1970’s

The planet is going to run out of oil in 20 years.
Over population will destroy the planet.
We will be buried under tons of trash in 20 years.
We will all have to have gas mask due to smog from cars.
The planet will be uninhabitable due to Acid rain.
There will be no oxygen because man is destroying the rain forest.
We are all going to die due to the ozone hole.
We need to treat the Earth because of man made global warming.

We are going to have another ice age, a comet is going to hit the planet killing everyone. Let's not forget, west nile virus, mad cow disease, swine flu, bird flu etc etc.

43 posted on 05/17/2010 7:07:30 AM PDT by 23 Everest (Federal, State, Local Governments don't create Money, They only spend it after taking it from you.)
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To: 23 Everest

...don’t forget the flying cars they promised us by 1999, won’t be long now, put your helmets on.


44 posted on 05/17/2010 7:28:52 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: Scythian

I have to call BS on this one.

When the Mexican Well IXTOC I blew out it dumped 400,000 gallons of oil a day into the gulf for 9 MONTHS, and the gulf didn’t “die” — somehow I am thinking 250,000 gallons a day for 3 weeks will have somewhat less effect.

But then I am not an environmental ‘expert’ and I did not stay in a Holiday Inn express last night.


45 posted on 05/17/2010 7:33:48 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: Scythian
Okay, happy people. Let's translate that into BOPD production: 80,000 barrels of oil per day.

I'm buying BP stock. That's quite a discovery, and when they get a lid on it they'll make a grundle, even with trumped up liabilities.

Anyone out there know the velocity with which fluid would have to be moving to put 80,000 Barrels per day through a (partially blocked) 10 inch pipe?

46 posted on 05/17/2010 7:36:01 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: EBH

A plume of oil 10m X 3M X 300ft thick could cover how much area with a light film of oil? I’m sure this would have some negative effect(s) on the surrounding environment.


47 posted on 05/17/2010 8:55:16 AM PDT by B4Ranch ("You cannot defeat an enemy you will not define.")
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To: Publius Maximus

48 posted on 05/17/2010 9:03:57 AM PDT by bonnieblue4me (You can put lipstick on a donkey (or a dimrat), but it is still an ass!)
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To: Scythian

0bama himself made that well evade any testing standards.

0bama’s fault!


49 posted on 05/17/2010 9:33:26 AM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: cripplecreek
This is a job for Captain Hyperbole:


50 posted on 05/17/2010 9:36:32 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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