posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 10:01 AM
"Spill reported off Grand Isle
By Eric Heisig
Published: Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 6:01 a.m.
GRAND ISLE — The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating reports of oil 6 miles off the Grand Isle coast extending into the Gulf of Mexico.
Officials confirmed there is a 5-mile wide spill of some substance in the Gulf, but they have not determined what it is. The substance will not be
identified until this morning"
Just an update. The article did mention some dredging that went on at the mouth of a nearby river. More and more it is sounding like oil though.
On a slightly different but possibly connected topic...midplate quakes in the Gulf of Mexico have always intrigued me. I know that they do occur.
I've even felt one here in Florida that was strong enough to make the mirror on my dresser sway. We know that the oil companies use sonar blasts
(which blind and kill dolphins and other marine life) to discover where the best areas are to drill for oil.
Actually, yesterday I was telling a friend of mine on the phone that I felt like my bed was shaking. I have the flu right now so I just assumed it was
something related to my perception being off from being ill. But, I am finding news articles about various parts of Florida reporting shaking
yesterday. Here are just a few links:
These reports are coming out of Northern Florida and I'm in Central Western Florida. But, I'm definitely thinking there might be some shaking going
on around the state.
Is it possible that the major movement of the plates with the Japan quake is reverberating around the world in movements of other land masses? Also,
is it possible that cracks opened in the Gulf of Mexico due to the Japan quake that are releasing oil?
I looked through the USGS data for the past month and didn't see a midplate Gulf quake and the USGS is saying that they haven't recorded the shaking
that people are reporting. That's odd.
I'm not sure what it all means. Just putting it out there.