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Originally posted by defcon5
Living near the Gulf, I'd have to agree that this is a natural occurrence. Most likely from an algae bloom, or something like “red tide”. I think that the lady’s car is an separate issue, or everyone would have had the same problem. Possibly something that she drove through, or splashed unnoticed on her car while she was driving.
Originally posted by pasiphae
first.... if it was a natural occurrence why didn't they just say "due to algal blooms" or "due to decaying kelp"???? why were they so vague??
red tide ALWAYS comes with a warning. it doesn't just happen out of nowhere and warnings are issued to stay off the beach. i've been near the beach during red tide and didn't smell much. it did make me cough but there wasn't an overwhelming smell of "gas".
something is odd about this story.
edit to add: you don't go from smelling nothing to being overwhelmed in 10 minutes INSIDE a building due to normal occurrences.edit on 25-7-2012 by pasiphae because: (no reason given)
It’s well known that particles and other aerosols cover long distances through the Earth’s atmosphere. But the details of this transport, such as that of the lead particles’ 7,000-mile journey from the smokestacks of China to the west coast of North America, are largely unknown. That could change.
Weird 'methane seep' found off San Diego coast
Mound is height of two-story building and size of a city block
While mapping the seafloor off San Diego, researchers found something odd: a seafloor mound about the height of a two-story building and the size of a city block.
Further investigation found evidence the formation was caused by methane leaking out of the seafloor, which would make it the first so-called "methane seep" in San Diego County, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego announced Wednesday.....
The scientists found the site 20 miles west of Del Mar, Calif. It's centered on a fault zone known as the San Diego Trough Fault zone. Methane, or natural gas, exists in the Earth's crust under the seafloor along many of the world's continental margins. Faults can provide a pathway for methane to "seep" upward toward the seafloor.
The slow-motion disaster is reminiscent of BP’s efforts to seal a ruptured well that toppled the company’s enormous Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and killed 11 workers in 2010. It took the company many attempts over nearly three months to control the oil gusher as the public helplessly watched footage of a dark plume spreading through the Gulf of Mexico.