posted on May, 11 2010 @ 03:10 PM
I did not write this up. Mark Miller from Primo's Charters did. There is also a youtube video on the link below.
PRIMO's Horizon Oil Spill Report - May 6, 2010
© Photos by Mark Miller © Hi-Res Source
Welcome. I am Mark P Miller, P.E. from Gautier, MS. I kept hearing Media Hype about the Oil Spill about to come ashore, and even my path out of the
West Pascagoula River was being blocked by Oil Booms. The Weather was laying down, so I decided to go take a look for myself in order to plan for what
my homestead may encounter soon. I took my son Luke (12 Years Old) out of school to assist me on this journey. Initially I thought I would get out
about 20-30 miles and find a bunch of oil and come back. However, I was prepared to spend the night and go as far as necessary to determine the extent
of the situation. We ended up going all the way to the DeepWater Horizon Spill Site, 105 miles away (Straight Line). Our Trip encompassed 237 nautical
miles, 27.5 hours, and 106 gallons of fuel.
The Oil Spill happened on April 20 and this Trip left the evening of May 5 and continued thru May 6. To summarize my findings, I believe the damage
and forecasted damage is being way over exaggerated. While any Oil Spill should not be taken lightly, we found very little evidence of contamination
until I reached about 30 miles from the Incident Site (75 miles from my home). In addition, most of what we found looked more like brown algae than
oil. I believe Mother Nature has some very strong recuperation properties which is evidenced by the extreme Bioluminescence observed. I have never
seen such strong Bioluminescence in my entire life (I am 50 years old). I hear that there is oil feeding bacteria and I can only assume this bacteria
is what is creating this Bioluminescense. Also, most of what we did find was collecting in the Tidelines and there was not much evidence in
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