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BP Spill Oil 'Not Gone, It's Where Nobody Has Looked' Dead Zone At The Bottom Of The Gulf!

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posted on Sep, 13 2010 @ 11:02 AM
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Experts completing a study on the BP Gulf Oil Spill have found oil sitting at the bottom of the Gulf!
They have spent hours studying the core samples and were unable to find anything other than bacteria and microorganisms living within!

“There is nothing living in these cores other than bacteria,” she said. “I’ve yet to see a living shrimp, a living worm, nothing.”


Oil from the BP spill has not been completely cleared, but miles of it is sitting at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a study currently under way.

Professor Samantha Joye of the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Georgia, who is conducting a study on a research vessel just two miles from the spill zone, said the oil has not disappeared, but is on the sea floor in a layer of scum.

"We're finding it everywhere that we've looked. The oil is not gone," Joye said. "It's in places where nobody has looked for it."

All 13 of the core samples Joye and her UGA team have collected from the bottom of the gulf are showing oil from the spill, she said. ....

This oil remaining underwater has large implications for the state of sea life at the bottom of the gulf.


This news from ABC News...abcnews.go.com...




posted on Sep, 13 2010 @ 11:31 AM
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The oil will then continue to rise to the surface long after BP has received their exoneration and left the bevy of residents, aquatic life and tourism without a paddle.

This is dangerous information, it means that the cleanup was indeed just a clean over and never intended to be more than that.

I am FURIOUS, and this comes as no surprise.

This disaster will not go away, and as long as it continues, people need to write their congress and senators, their local officials for answers, it cant end with just ignoring the facts!

Solutions must be brought to the table but all the monies are being used instead to silence and hide the truths.



posted on Sep, 13 2010 @ 12:24 PM
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I don't know the exact chemical constitution of the stuff, but could it be that the Corexit liberally spread over the slick was designed to make the oil heavier than water, making it sink to the bottom?
Out of sight, out of mind, so to speak.

Roy.



posted on Sep, 13 2010 @ 03:20 PM
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BP will soon have a Bigger Problem.

How to clean oil off the sea floor over a mile down.


University of Georgia researcher Samantha Joye (JOY) says she and her colleagues have found oil as much as 80 miles from the Deepwater Horizons well. She says the latest sample was taken early Monday and the oil covered newly dead creatures, such as shrimp and deep-sea worms.

The scientists have collected at least 10 samples from the sea floor, about a mile down. Testing is needed to confirm it is BP oil. But Joye says it has the appearance of recent oil from the busted well, not old oil.


Source WLOX

By using toxic dispersants BP made the job even harder. The good news is if BP is ordered to clean it up it will take years and create new jobs.



posted on Sep, 13 2010 @ 06:31 PM
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This is dangerous in so many ways! and both of the articles state that this oil is miles long in length. BP and The Governement did everything they could to keep the oil out of site, as you say spending limitlessly on hiding the problem. From everything I read, they did not expect this terrible result!


the ecological impacts of oil on the seafloor depend on the depth of the ocean where it lies. Joye's findings so far have found oil in depths ranging from 300 to 4,000 feet. Shallower waters, in particular, are potentially important not just for life on the bottom but for the entire marine ecosystem.

"A lot of fish go down to the bottom and eat and then come back up," Hollander says. "And if all their food sources are derived from the bottom, then indeed you could have this impact."

www.npr.org...

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Your exactly right, the COREXIT has most likely brought about this:

Joye describes seeing layers of oily material — in some places more than 2 inches thick — covering the bottom of the seafloor.

"It's very fluffy and porous. And there are little tar balls in there you can see that look like microscopic cauliflower .s," she says.


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I sure hope someone holds BP's feet to the fire, and makes them pay for this, hoping that they dont BK, and stick the U.S. taxpayer.



edit on 13-9-2010 by burntheships because: formatting



posted on Sep, 13 2010 @ 09:30 PM
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really most interest question is about current status of gusher, indirect moments show gusher haven't been stopped.



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 07:28 AM
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Hello Fellow ATS Member,

I really enjoy reading your posts because your Russian accent in English is delightful! I am writing to see if you have read the article written by ATS Member antar titled 'The Connection Between Chernobyl and BP Disaster
It is a very well done expose about the many comparisons that antar was able to make between the 2 events. It is very moving also and emotional even for me even though I live in Ohio and have no direct connection. If you have not read it, please do so and you can U2U both me and antar about you reactions if you don't mind.

Thank you kindly,
Starbug



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 08:04 AM
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Actually the BP oil leak was never mean to be stopped, the spill was to be decreased to just a trickle, that was told to the public from the beginning, but as the leak kept going for months and the public became outraged the strategy and propaganda was changed to appease the masses.

I still will not bath in the gulf waters and will not eat the sea food either.

Oil will keep seeping from the gulf floor no matter what the government and BP tells and how much they boast that the leak is fixed.



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 02:27 PM
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if you have read the article written by ATS Member antar titled 'The Connection Between Chernobyl and BP Disaster

no, my friend, i didn't see his article. give me a link, please.


I live in Ohio and have no direct connection.

we, all, have the direct connections to TrageDIES like Chernobyl & GOM -- we haven't had yet another planet to move there. moreover, these Tragedies take The Best Ones among us away.



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 03:01 PM
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Speaking of 'Dead Zones', this photo is not of gravel. It is of a massive fish kill in LA.



massive fish kill


edit on Sat Sep 18 2010 by DontTreadOnMe because: attempt to fix link



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 05:49 PM
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Yes, this just happened Friday. I think they are connected, most definitely!




posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 05:59 PM
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Another write up on this in U.S. News and World Report :
www.usnews.com...



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 06:09 PM
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To folks of GOM.

Amici, have you seen the same ever, so largely scaled deaths???????


edit on 14-9-2010 by SarK0Y because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 06:25 PM
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sadly I dont believe bp will ever be ordered to clean things up, especially since bp seems to be the one issuing orders.


This will never be made right barring some miracle. This is one of the greatest crimes of our time, and it is far from over. Its heartbreaking. The hardest thing for me is realizing that most people, americans included, really dont care. they cant be bothered by it.



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 06:34 PM
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It is true, what you say...most dont care...
And the ones that do are being blocked by The Feds, and BP!



Not many people know the Gulf better than Joye. She's been studying it for more than a decade, and nothing irritates her more than statements that the Gulf is big enough to handle this type of insult.

"I get a little annoyed when those statements are made because it takes away what we should really be thinking about," Joye said. “The amount of oil and gas, the sheer mass of material that has been injected into this system is tremendous. And to stand up and say that it doesn't matter because it's a big system to me is just completely unacceptable. It does matter, it is having impacts. Clear impacts that you can see."

Read more: liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com...



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 06:58 PM
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most people, americans included, really dont care. they cant be bothered by it.

corpieZ_zz & fedZ_zz just use psi-techs to manipulate public focus + everyone has had something own to care about.
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just look at the google news -- dead fish is no Top News, lady gaga got more high rank





edit on 14-9-2010 by SarK0Y because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 07:32 PM
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I am going to have to call shenanigans on the whole story as oil's fluidic consistency is lighter than that of water, sea water in particular due to it's inherent salinity and so, would have floated to the surface instead of coming to rest along the oceans' floor, just as we've all seen on the telly floating along the surface in pools and rivulets.

If there is any collection of petroleum derived substance along the sea floor, it is likely the "drilling mud" the oil companies employ in drilling the wells and, as were the case here, used to pump down the oil to enable the injection of concrete to seal &/or plug the well.

Think about it....



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 07:47 PM
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While oil left on it's own would float, that is not the case in the BP Oil Gusher.


In deep-sea leakages, oil normally rises to the surface, sparing the corals below. But with the current leak, BP has released dispersant deep under water to keep oil from rising to the surface and reaching fragile coastlines and marshes.

Dispersant and oil droplets can become attached to particles of debris, making them heavier and causing them to sink to the sea floor
www.newscientist.com...

Thats a geologist talking...



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 06:30 PM
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Originally posted by burntheships
reply to post by just an allusion
 


While oil left on it's own would float, that is not the case in the BP Oil Gusher.


In deep-sea leakages, oil normally rises to the surface, sparing the corals below. But with the current leak, BP has released dispersant deep under water to keep oil from rising to the surface and reaching fragile coastlines and marshes.

Dispersant and oil droplets can become attached to particles of debris, making them heavier and causing them to sink to the sea floor
www.newscientist.com...

Thats a geologist talking...


I admit that I was unaware of the ramifications of the oil dispersant utilized by BP's clean up contractors &/or how it ladened the oil particles, causing them to settle on the floor of the gulf...Apparently, BP has chosen the "out of sight, out of mind" philosophy in dealing with the fallout of their latest environmental debacle due to managerial oversight and, well, greed.

With this being the actual case of the matter, it appears that a number of DSSV (Deep Sea Submersible Vehicle) contractors are going to be rewarded a healthy contract for their services in vacuuming up that mess which, all things considered, should be a relatively easy endeavor as the dispersant employed by BP is a coagulant (aacording to the information contained in your links) whose inherent chemically engineered nature will cause the oil particles to stick together, enabling static positioning of the DSSV(s), that is, locate a pool of oil and siphon it up from a position along the pools' perimeter as the coagulating nature of the dispersant will cause the oil to clump and so, be drawn together and towards the intake hose, due to the artificially induced interstitial cohesion, and onto a barge or tanker for centrifugal separation from the sea water before it is returned to the ocean cleanse of the contaminants.

You know what, this whole thing may just well serve to bankrupt BP...Maybe.



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 06:37 PM
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it appears that a number of DSSV (Deep Sea Submersible Vehicle) contractors are going to be rewarded a healthy contract for their services in vacuuming up that mess

it's no possible because of unreal cost for.




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