“Something we have not seen before”: “Slime snot” found on seafloor of Gulf — “It smells like oil… Flocculent, gooey, whatever-it-is”


Where the Oil Went? Gulf Scientists Find Layer of "Slime Snot" on Sea Floor, OnEarth, November 4, 2010:

[Professor of marine sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi Vernon] Asper specializes in particle dynamics in the ocean. Observations of the Gulf after the spill showed that some oil was sinking, so he and his colleagues wanted to find out whether it was reaching the sea floor. ...

[A sample] near Gulfport, Mississippi, has a thin dark layer that tested positive for oil. But it’s the third, taken just 16 nautical miles from the site, that looks most dramatically striped. At the bottom is old mud. In the middle is "presumably" a layer of oil. And on top sits a two-inch-thick layer of what Asper calls "slime snot" made up (again, presumably) of oil...

"Anywhere you go within about 50 miles of the well, you find this," Asper tells us... ["I]t sure looks like oil, it smells like oil..."

It also appears to be unique. Asper shows another slide, this one from a natural seep in the Gulf of Mexico’s Green Canyon. The "flocculent, gooey, whatever-it-is" so visible in the Macondo sample is not present in the Green Canyon one. This two-inch layer, he says, "is something we have not seen before."

1 comment to “Something we have not seen before”: “Slime snot” found on seafloor of Gulf — “It smells like oil… Flocculent, gooey, whatever-it-is”

  • Gary

    SNOT oily SNOT

    Can we pour it on the queen bitch?
    How about we pour it on BRITAIN?
    I pray snot goes to Britain
    I pray snot goes to Thad Alvin the chipunk traitors house
    I pray snot goes to NOAA for lying
    I pray for snot and every fucking TRAITOR involved in this.

    Al Bushomma & Satan 2012

    Snot on them too

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