Skip to comments.Massive underwater oil cloud may destroy life in Gulf of Mexico
Posted on 05/17/2010 5:31:20 AM PDT by Scythian
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Build more refineries along the gulf coast- surf’s up
Nothing can be more detrimental to the USA than the Obummer Administration. Too bad we couldn’t siphon it off like they are doing with the oil leak.
Doesn’t oil float on water? Wouldn’t the underwater oil gradually rise to the surface? Or will the scientists find some explanation for why that oil stays lurking underwater ...
BP better declare bankruptcy quickly.
I’m skeptical on the ‘scientist’ part of the article....
The Christian Science Monitor also reports now that as much as 3.4 million gallons of oil may be leaking into the Gulf every day!
Has anyone ever seen a cut finger in water. The “plume” of blood might look like exsanguination, because of the diluent effect. I bet the same thing is happening with these underwater plumes.
For years we have been told to believe that the world supply of oil is disappearing, and now we are being told that three and a half Million Gallons of oil are leaking every day!
Please, readers, have a bit of healthy scepticism.
How many gallons per day does a functioning well in the Gulf produce?
And it may not be.......
Its at least ten billion times worse than we can possibly imagine!
Particulates in the ocean attract the oil. At some saturation point the oil clumps and fails to rise to the surface. Instead it should precipitate out to the bottom, coating the ocean floor in sludge.
If this happens too close to the continental shelf we’ll lose the ocean as a food source, if the currents take it out to deep water I hypothesize the end result will be better for the environment. The deep cold waters will act as a natural containment.
Giant mountain of burgers may destroy life in lower Manhatten.
Ten times greater than that. :)
“Doesnt oil float on water?”
Crude oil is an extremely complex mixture of hydrocarbon molecules. Some are lighter than water and float but those that are heavier will sink.
Agree you know the next thing they will say,it’s the oil spill that is causing global warming greater than expected.
Because the idiots are using underwater dispersant's on the leaks. They are spraying the oil as it comes out of the pipe with these chemicals. They say that it makes drops finer and promotes bacterial growth that consume the oil. The only problem that I see is they have never done this before. I am all for any solution to the situation but truly these people are making it up as they go along...
Correct. Besides being global alarmists they have no Logic Gene at all.
We are supposed to believe that the earth can survive shifts in tectonic plates, but underwater life as we know it cannot survive this hole in the Gulf of Mexico.
I have more faith in Mother Earth than that!
And I also thought that the carbon cycle included rainwater taking carbon back into our oceans. What we have here is a mega-test of the ocean’s ability to recycle carbon. I doubt if any dinosaurs died under the Gulf of Mexico.
Yep. And then reorganize as OP (Obama Petroleum).
Invisible oil underwater...
More "science" for even Bigger Government.
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