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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by Portugoal
No chance at all. The Gulf Stream does not go to South America.
Here's a story about the Brazilian spill.
If the eddy does remain in place, it will greatly reduce the chances of oil making it to Cuba, the Florida Keys, and beyond. Any oil moving southwards from the spill location will now become entrained in the eddy, and will move in a 250 mile-wide clockwise circle in the east-central Gulf of Mexico. A small portion the oil will get shed away from the eddy's periphery and make it into the Loop Current and waters surrounding the eddy, but the concentrations of oil doing so will be small.
Originally posted by union_jack
Its a few hours now since my origional post....was just wondering if anyone has any updates as to where the source of the oil is from...