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Huge BLOB in Artic...can't be explained yet...

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posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 09:05 PM
I thought this was really interesting... especially hearing that a *Goose* was pulled out of this *Blob* with just bones and feathers... further testing to determine what this stuff is... here's the story and the original link from the Anchorage Daily News:

Huge blob of Arctic goo floats past Slope communities

(Don Hunter/Anchorage Daily News, 14 July 2009) -- Something big and strange is floating through the Chukchi Sea between Wainwright and Barrow. Hunters from Wainwright first started noticing the stuff sometime probably early last week. It's thick and dark and "gooey" and is drifting for miles in the cold Arctic waters, according to Gordon Brower with the North Slope Borough's Planning and Community Services Department. Brower and other borough officials, joined by the U.S. Coast Guard, flew out to Wainwright to investigate. The agencies found "globs" of the stuff floating miles offshore Friday and collected samples for testing. Later, Brower said, the North Slope team in a borough helicopter spotted a long strand of the stuff and followed it for about 15 miles, shooting video from the air. The next day the floating substance arrived offshore from Barrow, about 90 miles east of Wainwright, and borough officials went out in boats, collected more samples and sent them off for testing too. Nobody knows for sure what the gunk is, but Petty Officer 1st Class Terry Hasenauer says the Coast Guard is sure what it is not. "It's certainly biological," Hasenauer said. "It's definitely not an oil product of any kind. It has no characteristics of an oil, or a hazardous substance, for that matter. "It's definitely, by the smell and the makeup of it, it's some sort of naturally occurring organic or otherwise marine organism." Something else: No one in Barrow or Wainwright can remember seeing anything like this before, Brower said. "That's one of the reasons we went out, because in recent history I don't think we've seen anything like this," he said. "Maybe inside lakes or in stagnant water or something, but not (in the ocean) that we could recall ... "If it was something we'd seen before, we'd be able to say something about it. But we haven't ...which prompted concerns from the local hunters and whaling captains." The stuff is "gooey" and looks dark against the bright white ice floating in the Arctic Ocean, Brower said. "It's pitch black when it hits ice and it kind of discolors the ice and hangs off of it," Brower said. He saw some jellyfish tangled up in the stuff, and someone turned in what was left of a dead goose -- just bones and feathers -- to the borough's wildlife department. "It kind of has an odor; I can't describe it," he said. Hasenauer said he hasn't heard any reports of waterfowl or marine animals turning up. Brower said it wouldn't necessarily surprise him if the substance turns out to be some sort of naturally occurring phenomenon, but the borough is waiting until it gets the analysis back from the samples before officials say anything more than they're not sure what it is. "From the air it looks brownish with some sheen, but when you get close and put it up on the ice and in the bucket, it's kind of blackish stuff ... (and) has hairy strands on it."

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posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 09:15 PM
S&F for you my friend this is great find.

I wonder what that crap is, I mean, even the Coast Guard thinks it's some biological entity.

Wow, so much for there not being complex life forms in the artic that are unknown.

Perhaps the melting is awakening some previously frozen creatures.

We should throw a puppy in there and see how it reacts


posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 09:22 PM
Ya I've read something recent about this, and things in the sewer, but the sewer blob was explained I believe. This thing is crazy, can't wait to see how the samples turn out.

posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 09:25 PM
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