Florida to be devastated by oil plumes not “broken down by sunlight”

AP reports some tragic news for Florida, regarding the sub-sea currents in the Gulf:

Larry McKinney, director of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi... said [Desoto] canyon's currents are famous for sending nutrient-rich water from the deep sea up to shallower waters, fueling the Gulf food chain. ...

University of Miami models show the undersea plume dragging along the edge of the shelf, headed to the back side of the Florida Keys and into Florida Bay, where it could stay for months.

The plume was detected just beneath the surface down to about 3,300 feet, said David Hollander, associate professor of chemical oceanography at USF... the team detected the thickest amount of hydrocarbons...  at about 1,300 feet in the same spot on two separate days this week.

Read the article here: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=10770313

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