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It is assumed that a resuspension of sediments or a subsurface oil spill following an accidental blowout could reach the biota of a topographic feature. If this were to occur, the impacts would be primarily sublethal with the disruption or impairment of a few elements at the local scale, but no
interference to the general system performance would occur. Oil spills can cause damage to benthic organisms when the oil contacts organisms. In the unlikely event that oil from a subsurface spill would reach the biota of a topographic feature, the effects would be primarily sublethal for corals and much of the other fully developed biota. It is anticipated that potential recovery for such an event would occur within a period of 2 years (USDOC, NOAA, 2007a; Shigenaka, 2001; Rice et al., 1983). In the highly unlikely event that oil from a subsurface spill reached an area containing coral cover (e.g., Flower Garden Banks and Stetson Bank) in lethal concentrations, the impacted area would be small, but its recovery could take in excess of 10 years. However, due to the application of the proposed Topographic Features Stipulation, if adopted, blowouts would not occur in the immediate vicinity of the topographic features and associated biota because the stipulation creates a buffer zone. Therefore, there would be little impact on the features.
A search was conducted for new information published since completion of the Multisale EIS and the Supplemental EIS. *Various Internet sources were examined to identify any recent information regarding topographic features. Sources investigated include USGS National Wetlands Research Center, NOAA,
USEPA, and coastal universities. Other sites were found through general Internet searches.
Why does the government not ask it's own organisations about relevant material rather than relying on internet searches?
Originally posted by Chadwickus
I would have thought the cameras are hard wired up to the ship, from there they would all end up at one server on land somewhere, somehow...satellite feed?
Anyway, the two feeds were identical, meaning one wasn't playing an earlier recording.
Both could have though, I suppose.
But I digress, the disinformation comment is a bit silly when you consider that they don't have to provide a live link from the rovers, they could have just not shared the feeds and done whatever they wanted down there and we would be none the wiser.