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Originally posted by justadood
I still maintain that an argument can be made that the beaches are probably the best place for the crude to be.
Originally posted by Cloudsinthesky
Wow, that’s not what you would expect to see from beaches when 75% of the oil has been recovered..
[edit on 17-8-2010 by Cloudsinthesky]
A report released Monday by the Georgia Sea Grant and the University of Georgia concludes that up to 79% of the oil released into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon well has not been recovered and remains a threat to the ecosystem.
The report, authored by five prominent marine scientists, strongly contradicts media reports that suggest that only 25% of the oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill remains.
“One major misconception is that oil that has dissolved into water is gone and, therefore, harmless,” said Charles Hopkinson, director of Georgia Sea Grant and professor of marine sciences in the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. “The oil is still out there, and it will likely take years to completely degrade. We are still far from a complete understanding of what its impacts are.”
Originally posted by Come Clean
I'll show you guys the video from 2009 of a guy digging if you guys provide the chemical analysis of what that black tinted water was. Could it have been broken down seaweed? There seems to be a lot of it on that beach. Is that what caused the discoloration?
I've proved the beach looks the same a year ago as it does today. Now prove that black tinted water was anything other than broken down seaweed.
Originally posted by IgnoranceIsntBlisss
If you could specify which Florida beaches are smeared that would be fantabulous.
There is something on the order of over 1200 miles of beaches in Florida. To say "Florida" beaches" are tarred is dishonest at best. For example the beaches in Clearwater are perfect. This is essentially next in line from the panhandle, while the other side of the state accounts for about half of Florida's beaches.
[edit on 18-8-2010 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss]
Originally posted by Human_Alien
I admire your trust of the officials saying it was okay to swim and I applaud your findings then sharing them with us!
Having not read through all four pages of this thread, I'm not sure if you answered this or not but, what or why do you attribute the beach being oil drenched this week but yet, okay 2 weeks ago? What do you suppose happened in the last two weeks?
I live on the other side (Palm Beach county) and not sure if this is related but only yesterday I saw a lot of orange booms out in the Intracoastal. I've never seen them before but that may be because I wasn't alert to them in the past as I am now, after this oil leak.
Man......I wonder if Earth will ever fully recover from this mess. Obama seems to think so (can you all say "one-term president"?)
Monitoring for Oil Spill contaminants
The members of the Alligator Point Sea Turtle Patrol, FWC and other monitor the gulf-side beach. If you should sight something believed to be associated with the oil spill, please report your finding to the Franklin County Emergency Management Office at 850-653-8977.
Boom Plan for Alligator and Bald Point
Alligator and Bald Point areas are designated Tier 3 sites, sites that have the highest priority in the Franklin County Boom Contingency Plan. A newly revised boom deployment map for our area will be posted once it gets vetted by the state.
The plan provides for 7000 additional feet of boom.
Originally posted by IgnoranceIsntBlisss
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
If you could provide one single article that mentions oil washing up in Miami that would be stellar.
The human brain is open to suggestion and its easy to assume oil would be there, and then perceive it. Perception isn't always reality.
The beaches in Clearwater are perfect.
The Gulf is HUGE, and the global ocean network makes that gusher look like a nanoparticle.