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Gulf of Mexico: 10cm layer of dead animals and oil

Posted by feww on February 21, 2011

NO SIGN OF SEALIFE

Deepwater Horizon oil leak “devastated” life on and near the seafloor:  Marine scientist

A research submersible discovered a 10cm thick layer of dead animals and oil in places, said Samantha Joye, a marine scientist  at the University of Georgia.

It’s implausible that the Gulf of Mexico will recover by the end of 2012, she said disputing BP’s assessment, a report said.

“Knocking these animals out of the food chain will, in time, affect species relevant to fisheries.”

Professor Joye told the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Washington that it may be a decade before the full effects on the Gulf are apparent.

She said they concluded the layers had been deposited between June and September 2010 after it was discovered that no sign of sealife from samples taken in May remained.

Professor Joye and her team, using the Alvin submersible,  examined the bottom-most layer of the water close to the well head, known as the benthos.

“The impact on the benthos was devastating,” she told BBC News.

“Filter-feeding organisms, invertebrate worms, corals, sea fans – all of those were substantially impacted – and by impacted, I mean essentially killed.

“Another critical point is that detrital feeders like sea cucumbers, brittle stars that wander around the bottom, I didn’t see a living (sea cucumber) around on any of the wellhead dives. They’re typically everywhere, and we saw none.” More…

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Killing the Fabric of Life on Earth

Posted by feww on July 30, 2010

How Much More Oil, Coal?

Where exactly you said you were going to?

BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico – Satellite Image


Natural-color image captured on July 28, 2010 by MODIS on NASA’s Aqua
satellite. Source: NASA E/O.  Click image to enlarge. Download large image (818 KB, JPEG).


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BP Hayward: Frankly, I Couldn’t Give a Damn!

Posted by feww on June 18, 2010

Sad Images of the Day

Let the one among you lawmakers who’s NOT on a corporate payroll cast the first stone.


Let the one among you lawmakers who’s NOT on a corporate payroll cast the first stone.
[Original caption: BP CEO Tony Hayward testifies about the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico at the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill, June 17, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing.] Image may be subject to copyright. More images…

How About You Rep. Joe [Big Oil] Barton?

“Joe Barton of Texas, a major recipient of oil and gas industry campaign contributions, apologized to Hayward for BP having been pressured by the White House into setting up a $20 billion escrow account for spill damages.” Reuters reported.

“It is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown, a $20 billion shakedown,” Big Oil Barton said.


Rep. Joe Big Oil Barton can’t keep his head out of the Big Oil rupture oil wells. Photo: AP. Image may be subject to copyright.

Barton’s Forced Apology

“I apologize for using the term ‘shakedown’ with regard to yesterday’s actions at the White House in my opening statement this morning, and I retract my apology to BP.”

Isn’t it a bit too late for that, you douche bag.

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Oil Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico – Satellite Images

Posted by feww on June 13, 2010

BP CHAIRMAN: NO COMMENT!

Mr Carl-Henric Svanberg, How Can You Say NO COMMENT?


ASTER on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this false-color image of the Mississippi Delta and nearby polluted water on June 10, 2010. Vegetation is red and water appears i n shades of white and blue. Source: NASA E/O. Click image to enlarge. Download large image (3 MB, JPEG)


MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image on June 10, 2010. The oil slick appears as shades of gray. Source: NASA E/O. Click image to enlarge. Download large image (3 MB, JPEG)

BP Chairman Carl-Henric [NO COMMENT] Svanberg


Carl-Henric [happy we did it over there, not over here] Svanberg is to meet Barack [action figure] Obama and rest of  the White House Action Comedy Gang. Image: AFP. Image may be subject to copyright.

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The White House Action Comedy

Posted by feww on June 12, 2010

Images of the Week:

“A Roomful of Voyeurs”

“[Our parents thought they had] voted in a hands-on President and all we got was a roomful of [lousy] voyeurs.


Original caption: U.S. President Barack Obama (C) listens during a briefing about the situation along the Gulf Coast following the BP oil spill, at the Coast Guard Venice Center, in Venice, Louisiana, in this White House handout photo taken on May 2, 2010 and released on June 7, 2010.

Get the Firebugs from California!


Smoke billows from a controlled burn of spilled oil off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico, in this handout photograph taken June 9, 2010 and released on June 11. U.S. Coast Guard Handout [via Reuters]

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Resentment Brewing Among Gulf Coast Communities

Posted by feww on May 31, 2010

THEY ARE ANGRY!

BP + Obama + Scientists + Academia + Economists + Energy Dinosaurs … Put them Out of Business

Gulf Coast communities are resentful and angry, and this is just the starters!

Image of the Day:


A roadside sign expresses the fishing communities’ take on British Petroleum (BP) and U.S. President Barrack Obama over the  Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, in Grand Isle, Louisiana May 30, 2010.  Credit: REUTERS/Lee Celano. Image may be subject to copyright. More images…

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