posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 06:24 PM
reply to post by bedoOH
A lot of what we see is propeller wash...with that said, you can tell what is and is not propeller wash...look for the "tracer" effect when you see
black blobs...if a trail is seen following the blobs as they rise, you see oil. Also if its completely round. If the black spots are jagged and not
round, then its likely sediment. White looking bubbles with tracers could be methane, but also could be the "cement" they said they pumped into the
well or the "mud." Also if oil starts gushing, well then you now what that looks like from seeing it come out of the well before it was capped. The
problem is, the ROVs never stay in the spot long enough to make a clear determination. That or they move the camera just out of view or any number of
other things to stop us from seeing what is really happening.
People here have said they seen cracks, though I have not seen any yet...but that is just me. I have seen oil seeping up from the BOAs and the Ocean
interventions, and from Skandi's when they are at the wellhead/BOP.
BP has intentionally made it harder for us to see what is happening, where the ROVs are, scrunched the screens on BOAs, pixilation and what not, so it
has become a lot harder to tell what is or is not happening.
I am not saying you didn't see any of those things you mentioned...just trying to give you a better picture of what to look out for when watching. I
almost always have my screen shot software open. Use MWSnap 3...its easy to use, quick and you can select whatever size screen shot you want to
[edit on 6-8-2010 by DragonFire1024]