posted on May, 16 2010 @ 07:01 PM
I have seen so much dis-info attempting to minimize the impact of the 2010 Gulf oil spill, that it makes me ill. So I am starting this thread to
hopefully allow people to get a grip on the magnitude of this thing, simply through satellite data. The only place where I was able to find clear,
recent photos not obscured by cloud cover
was at U of Miami's CSTAR Website
They have cloud penetrating satellite imagery collected from various cooperating sources. Here is some of the imagery:
May 16 2010: evil looking black fingers wrapping around the Mississippi River delta and precious bayous and wetlands:
May 15 2010: the Eastern part of the spill can be seen getting caught up in eddies of the Gulf Loop Current. This will take it into the Florida Keys,
Cuba, Bahamas etc. See for yourself:
May 14 2010: the spill is captured hovering around the birthplace of our fisheries, like a big black witch. At the top of the photo are the coastlines
of Louisiana and Missippi.
What is not seen are the other plumes that are erupting below the range of visible satellite from 1 mile down, spreading who knows where. Probably
Texas and Mexico beaches, and maybe the Eastern seaboard.
The dispersants the Gov. and oil execs are spreading are toxic, and are the only thing keeping the majority of the spill from surfacing. The
dispersants are simply damage control. This type of chemical remediation has never been tested on such a huge ecosystem as the Gulf of Mexico.
Link to map of region on Google for perspective:
Link to Google Map
[edit on 16-5-2010 by 1SawSomeThings]