MYSTERY: “Sheets form a thin layer on top of the sand and can easily be picked up in big chunks” — ‘Expert’ doesn’t know what it is (VIDEO & PHOTOS)


Local says BP is ‘killing everything;' biologist, boat captain beg to differ (PHOTOS, VIDEO and POLL), Destin Log, October 5, 2010:

[John] Howorth is... concerned with the sheets of what he said were “dried up dispersant and other materials” that are littered all over the beach. The sheets form a thin layer on top of the sand and can easily be picked up in big chunks. ...

When it comes to the sheeting on the beaches, after looking at a few pictures of the material, [Jane Caffrey, associate professor at The University of West Florida’s Center for environmental diagnostics and bioremediation] said she didn’t know what it was.

Video showing a similar scene near Destin, FL a few months ago:

7 comments to MYSTERY: “Sheets form a thin layer on top of the sand and can easily be picked up in big chunks” — ‘Expert’ doesn’t know what it is (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

  • Concerning the Marlin -- maybe BP is stocking the sea overnight in the less toxic water, where the fish will live long enough to get caught on a fishermans hook-and-rod. All will seem well; the rosy cheeks of the happy man will plump and blush under the sun as he poses for a smiley photo. Sad.

    The summer grass is amazing.

  • premurderedGOM

    " our lungs burn and we cough our skin is blistered. the babies die and we cry. there is no air, it is hard to breathe. where is the food? we are dizzy, sick, blind, and weak. we are dying. good-bye to the earth, to my family, to my pod. i am that dolphin dying in the gulf of mexico"......

  • MrMister

    I would like to point out the video was from June, not to belittle anything here.

    I would highly suggest you read the following ...the while thing.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudomonas_aeruginosa

    "It is able to decompose hydrocarbons and has been used to break down tarballs and oil from oil spills."

    "It creates dark, gellish mats sometimes improperly called "algae" because of their appearance"

  • patty t., alabama

    wow, MrMister, that's interesting. hasn't there been about 3 people along the coast die from that flesh-eating bacteria? think they dumping it into the water? along with the Corexit?

  • MrMister

    Also just remembered propylene glycol( in COREXIT products) will polymerize in certain conditions. Also, NALCO needs to be asked for the exact data from the batches, or "runs" of the chemical constituents, and not just the ingredient names. Electrochemical potential of the chems used will determine their "staying power."

  • Skönt att vara besöka din blogg igen, har det varit månader för mig. Väl här artikeln som jag har väntat så länge. Jag behöver den här artikeln för att slutföra mitt uppdrag i kollegiet, och den har samma tema med din artikel. Tack, bra aktie

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