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You are in the current BP disaster ROV, number 81. Number 80 is here.

Please DO NOT Rec this diary, rather REC THE MOTHERSHIP instead. She needs your love to stay afloat.

Please be kind to kossacks with bandwidth issues. Please do not post images or videos. Again, many thanks for this.

PLEASE visit Crashing Vor and Pam LaPier's diaries to find out how you can help the Gulf now and in the future. We don't have to be idle! And thanks to Crashing Vor and Pam LaPier for working on this!

For a description of the mothership/ROV liveblogging process, check out this thread.

Please DO NOT Rec this diary, Rec the Mothership here.

BP put up a video explaining the LMRP procedure and the future plans.
Go to the Deepwater Horizon Data Summary for a wealth of actual data from the Department of Energy.
The BOB and pressure drawings are viewable here.  The CAD drawings come highly recommended by the techies among us.  h/t Claudius Bombarnac.

Breaking News and new links:

This is what BP DOES NOT WANT YOU TO SEE.  The following images are guaranteed to make you SICK AT HEART.
These images are not for the faint of heart - DO NOT VIEW THEM LIGHTLY.

Really, I mean it. Hold somebody's hand. Grab a tissue.

A brief reference guide to nicknames you may see in the ROV diaries:

  • Gertrude, aka Gerty:  the oil volcano
  • Lizzy:  the diamond saw cutter
  • Clampy:  the cute ROV
  • Crunchy:  30 ft shear. bit the pipe, now a movie star
  • laundry basket:  yellow thing that brings things up and down

cosmic debris put together a comprehensive list of links on oil health and safety info:

Thanks to dov12348 for publishing a diary on Oil Terminology.

Here is a tutorial on the sources of pressure on the well
H/t to Pluto for finding this:

Here is an excellent image of what is supposed to exist under the wellhead. Take the comments from Halliburton with a grain of salt since this is part of their "blame those two" PR campaign.

Images giving a rough idea of what's in place now and status of the kill wells

The video feeds we are watching:
==== ROV Feeds =====
44287/44668 - OceanInterventionROV1
44838/45135 - OceanInterventionROV2
46566/54013 - Viking_Poseidon_ROV1
55030/56646 - Viking_Poseidon_ROV2
31499/31500 - Boa_Deep_C_ROV_1
22458/23729 - Boa_Deep_C_ROV_2
45685/49182 - Skandi_ROV1 (BP player shows wrong feed)
45683/45684 - Skandi_ROV2
47175/21144 - Enterprise_ROV_1
21145/21327 - Enterprise_ROV_2
37235/37270 - Q4000_ROV1
35523/35624 - Q4000_ROV2
Possibly outdated or redundant links (from The Oil Drum):
46245 - BP "Official" #1 (primary)
46260 - BP "Official" #2 (secondary)
46661 - BP mystery feed #1
46663 - BP mystery feed #2
Restricted to web browser based viewing:
CNN Video Streams Note: multi-view is sometimes unavailable.
PBS (fewer security issues than some others)
BP videos Links to all available live feeds from BP.
WKRG - Mobile/Pensacola (Contains link for an iPhone app at the bottom.)
ABC 7 Chicago Live Video Multiple ROV Camera Views (h/t to temptxan for the great find).
Multiple stream feeds (hard on browser/bandwidth):
The best multi-view feed Be patient as load time may take a bit.
Markey's multi-view page
Vote For America's awesome clickable multi-view Courtesy of one of our very own Kossacks.
A multi-view Contains feeds from BP, C-SPAN-2, WKRG, and PBS
High-def video feeds
See this thread for more info on using video feeds and on linking to video feeds.

Again, to keep bandwidth down please do not post images or videos.

Links, courtesy of several Kossacks

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No time to write today, so here's another coast artist:

Dusti Swetman Bongé -- 1903-1993

Bongé was one of the few modern female artists from the coast.  Her work - to me at least - is reminiscent of Anderson's, and as I remember hearing somewhere, Anderson stood in her wedding.  Here's a brief biography of Bongé.  

Gazebo, Biloxi
Crab - Notecard
Stork - Notecard
Biloxi Cottages

Enjoy something bright and beautiful, and do everything you can to take care of yourselves during this stressful time. I ask that you also treat each other with civility.  We sometimes let our frustration with BP color our interaction with others here.  Please do what you can to not let that happen in this special community.  For many of us, this group is the only recourse we have to better understand what's happening to the Gulf, and I hope we won't let our pain outrun our passion for this rich and magical place.

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Previous liveblog ROV diaries:
BP Oilpocalypse Liveblog ROV 80 - Tomtech
BP Oilpocalypse Liveblog ROV 79 - peraspera
BP Oilpocalypse Liveblog ROV 78 - rubyr
BP Oilpocalypse Liveblog ROV 77 - papicek
BP Oilpocalypse Liveblog ROV 76 - khowell
BP Oilpocalypse Liveblog ROV 75 - conchita
BP Oilpocalypse Liveblog ROV 74 - Lorinda Pike
BP Oilpocalypse Liveblog ROV 73 - khowell
BP Oilpocalypse Liveblog ROV 72 - quinn
BP Oilpocalypse Liveblog ROV 71 - alkalinesky
BP Oilpocalypse Liveblog ROV 70 - yawnimawke
BP Oilpocalypse Liveblog ROV 69 - JasperJohns
...
For a more complete list of Liveblog diaries, see the current mothership.

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