Images and Videos BP Gulf Oil Spill

Posted: June 9th, 2010 by: h2

Some disturbing images/videos just out from AP/Herald-Tribune.

First check out AP VIDEO: Scuba diving in the Gulf oil spill (Sorry, can’t embed this video here, but check it out on the left side of the lower page).

Some 40 miles out into the Gulf Of Mexico, I jump off the boat into the thickest patch of red oil I’ve ever seen. I open my eyes and realize my mask is already smeared. I can’t see anything and we’re just five seconds into the dive.

Dropping beneath the surface the only thing I see is oil. To the left, right, up and down — it sits on top of the water in giant pools, and hangs suspended fifteen feet beneath the surface in softball sized blobs. There is nothing alive under the slick, although I see a dead jellyfish and handful of small bait fish.

I’m alone because the other divers with me wouldn’t get in the water without Hazmat suits on, and with my mask oiled over and the water already dark, I don’t dive deep.

Then check out the story on Spreading oil plumes confirmed.

Not so great all in all.

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