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Originally posted by mopusvindictus
But to be serious for a moment
Bio Mass and Uplift are on opposite sides of Alaska
Can't possibly be related to one another.
Something large melted in the ice this summer, perhaps a cluster of long frozen sea creatures, within them were biological agents that managed to survive feeding off the thawing flesh and bloomed into a currently unknown kind of algae or some similar biomass unseen by us in the present time. The guts of long frozen sea creatures could contain a wide range of organisms that might survive the thaw and flourish.
Black goop afloat off Arctic coast identified as algae ALGAE: Still, experts don't know why there's so much of it.
A sample of the giant black mystery blob that Wainwright hunters discovered this month floating in the Chukchi Sea has been identified.
It looks to be a stringy batch of algae. Not bunker oil seeping from an aging, sunken ship. Not a sea monster.
"We got the results back from the lab today," said Ed Meggert of the Department of Environmental Conservation in Fairbanks. "It was marine algae."
Miles of the thick, dark gunk had been spotted floating between Barrow and Wainwright, prompting North Slope Borough officials and the Coast Guard to investigate last week. A sample was sent to a DEC lab in Anchorage, where workers looked at it under a microscope and declared it some kind of simple plant -- an algae, Meggert said.
SOLVED - NO MYSTERY ANY MORE!
We got the results back from the lab today," said Ed Meggert, of the Department of Environmental Conservation in Fairbanks. "It was marine algae."
Terry Whitledge is director of the Institute of Marine Science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He hasn't had a chance to look at the DEC's sample yet, but a friend with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration e-mailed him a picture of the gunk.
"Filamentous algae," he concluded.
"It means it's just stringy."
Originally posted by Jomina
reply to post by iTz C1oCKWoRK
Yea the sewer form is legit, but I believe it's been identified as some sort of Tubifex. Still a VERY strange place to find a tubifex, and theyre a little confused on how it got there, and is survivin
Originally posted by GEORGETHEGREEK
reply to post by GEORGETHEGREEK
The dangers are obvious and i guess very soon there will be people within or outwidth ATS to confirm my observation on this..
Originally posted by waveguide3
I'd say it is decomposing sea algae. Some algal blooms are blue in color and can be dozens of miles long. The bird carcass is possibly the result of it (a goose) landing on the bloom assuming it to be solid. The algal mass is very tenaceous and heavy and may well trap a heavy bird around the legs.
Do a YouTube search for sea algae, especially those showing the events in China just before the olympics. That's what sea algae can do.
Originally posted by booda
reply to post by fprrtp6
why do you think the swine flu was created in a lab - was the same done in 1918 when 50 million died.....