Skip to comments.Science experiment causes rapid response to the beach
Posted on 12/07/2013 1:42:21 PM PST by smokingfrog
Destin Fire Control District and the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office responded to a possible HAZMAT call Friday morning about a strange device floating in the waters behind Jetty East Condominiums. The device, which had U.S. Navy written on it in marker, was in fact a GPS drifter.
The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., is working with the University of Miami to study the effects of Emerald Coast waters after the 2010 BP oil spill. A phone number on the side of the device helped clear up the confusion.
"We deployed the GPS devices from Beasley Park in the surf zone to see how the water is moving around," Jamie McMahan, a professor at NPS, told The Log.
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It's possible this will tell you more about the WIND than about the water movements.
The government has no business setting GPS trackers in our water. Leave us alone, government.
I guess both would affect the movement of an oil spill.