Originally posted by IamBoon
New oil leak found under the Gulf of Mexico 22 miles south of Mobile ,ALA. This is reported to be much larger than the first spill and its cause is unknown.
I really feel bad for all these fisheries and the environmental repercussions of this tragedy. It seems this thing will leak until it is out of oil to discharge . BP may cap the first leak but now have to contend with this? What effect this will have on a global level will be huge.
Originally posted by Survivorman
Found it for you OP. You're welcome.
Seems genuine. The Gulf is SO screwed, it's so sad.
NEW ORLEANS — Marine scientists have discovered a massive new plume of what they believe to be oil deep beneath the Gulf of Mexico, stretching 22 miles from the leaking wellhead northeast toward Mobile Bay, Alabama. The discovery by researchers on the University of South Florida College of Marine Science's Weatherbird II vessel is the second significant undersea plume recorded since the Deepwater Horizon exploded on April 20. David Hollander, associate professor of chemical oceanography at the school, says the thick plume was detected just beneath the surface down to about 3,300 feet. He says it's more than 6 miles wide. Scientists say they are worried the undersea plumes may be from chemical dispersants used to break up the oil a mile under the surface.