Skip to comments.BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can't Find Crude in the Gulf
Posted on 07/26/2010 5:01:14 PM PDT by PilotDave
The numbers don't lie: two weeks ago, skimmers picked up about 25,000 barrels of oily water. Last Thursday, they gathered just 200 barrels.
Still, it doesn't mean that all the oil that gushed for weeks is gone. Thousands of small oil patches remain below the surface, but experts say an astonishing amount has disappeared, reabsorbed into the environment.
"[It's] mother nature doing her job," said Ed Overton, a professor of environmental studies at Louisiana State University.
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Dispersant's sprayed on it would be the answer. The idea is that the dispersant's basically just made the oil sink; out of sight, out of mind.
I do not that this is for sure the case; but that has been widely speculated.
” “[It’s] mother nature doing her job,” said Ed Overton, a professor of environmental studies “
No, no, NO!!!
“Mother Nature is the helpless victim of man’s (specifically anglo-saxon American man’s) depredations!!”
(And this guy claims to be a ‘perfesser uv unvironMENTAL steddys... Sheeesh!!)
/really laying it on thick sarc...
Have/had BP been deploying air observers to direct the skimming crews, or were they on their own to find the oil slicks?
Backs up what Rush was saying. Now if Obama had put the skimmers to work right away most of this drama would not have occurred.
Dozens of planes launch everyday to map the spill. One of my friends is doing it now.
The dispersents were applied below the surface at the site of the leak. That is why much of the oil is underwater and scattered around the entire gulf. I certainly don’t trust the O Tribe Media to be telling us the truth now either. Remember...their number ONE PRIORITY IS PROTECTING OBAMA AND THE PROGRESSIVES. They don’t care if our Gulf is poisoned or not right now....it’s all about Obama...all the time.
Is mapping the spill for real time use? Is there a direct communication to skimmers from forward air observers?
Carvile, Matalin, CNN and Obama have been paid off. Now it will be the ‘Saving of yhe Gulf’. HAHAH.
The way I understand it is they fly all afternoon, mostly in twin engine piston planes at about 12,000’. They photo map the gulf, land and process the data overnight and present it to the command center for the daily early morning brief where they come up with the daily skimmer/dispersant plan. Then they do it all over again the next day....
Dispersant's destroy surface tension and break the oil up into smaller droplets, allowing the sun, oxygen, and oil eating microcritters to break it down faster.
“[It’s] mother nature doing her job,” said Ed Overton, a recently escaped and mentally imbalanced patient from Louisiana State University.
What a bunch of psycho babble. Really means - “Don’t ask me, I don’t have a friggin clue”.
Yes, but think of all the jobs we’ve created by making BP hire these guys to look for oil that isn’t there?
I think the term is “windfall” :o)
Had the use of real time FAO's ever been suggested?
Where are the schools of dead fish? They even tested the shrimp and found them perfectly fine. Looks like God made a perfect system.
Pray for America
This is such a joke! Oil degrades in saltwater in about 22 days depending on the salization quotient. The crime here now that the well is not leaking is the insanity of plugging it,This is the largest well on the nort American contenent.Whynot produce it to benifit our country??What is the rationalefor detroying it now. We need the damned OIL!!
Be careful my friend, you are very close to following the environmental Pied Piper's tune dancing right over the edge. Not all the way, but CLOSE.
The dispersants "disperse" the oil into the water, increasing it's surface area by millions so the oleophilic bacteria can go after the oil (a process that has happened since BEFORE man walked on the pristine beaches!).
The whole story is at The Patriot's Flag - Dispersants and the Piper where I laid out the technology for anyone to be able to follow.
And I was RIGHT ... and I'm muttering "I told you so" under my breath. All the dispersants do is "nudge" Mother Nature into doing HER job better ... but SHE HAS ALWAYS DONE THE JOB ... oil leaks into the worlds oceans every day ... and the reason we still have beaches are the oleophilics.