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  •  I'm not sure what to make of this (12+ / 0-)

    But it doesn't sound like good news: APNewsBreak: New, giant sea oil plume seen in Gulf

    Source: AP

    APNewsBreak: New, giant sea oil plume seen in Gulf
    By MATTHEW BROWN and JASON DEAREN Associated Press Writers © 2010 The Associated Press
    May 27, 2010, 11:13AM

    NEW ORLEANS — Marine scientists have discovered a massive new plume of what they believe to be oil deep beneath the Gulf of Mexico, stretching 22 miles from the leaking wellhead northeast toward Mobile Bay, Alabama.

    The discovery by researchers on the University of South Florida College of Marine Science's Weatherbird II vessel is the second significant undersea plume recorded since the Deepwater Horizon exploded on April 20.

    David Hollander, associate professor of chemical oceanography at the school, says the thick plume was detected just beneath the surface down to about 3,300 feet. He says it's more than 6 miles wide.

    Six miles wide and twenty-two miles long is a lot of oil and/or dispersant.

    This ain't no party. This ain't no disco. This ain't no foolin' around!

    by Snud on Thu May 27, 2010 at 11:31:50 AM PDT

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