Oil slick spotted 12 miles off Ft Lauderdale coast by yacht captain

Excerpt from Has Oil Entered Gulf Stream, Reached Fort Lauderdale?, Palm Beach New Times, June 8, 2010:

Yesterday, a Fort Lauderdale-based yacht captain was boating about 12.5 miles offshore from Port Everglades when he and his passengers noticed the oil slick… about a half-mile long. It was unlike anything he had seen in years on the water. He collected a water sample. …


Oil Slick 12 miles off Ft. Lauderdale, FL (New Times)

Two scientists say findings of oil along the southeastern coast would be consistent with their predictions. USF researcher Dr. Yonggang Liu is an expert on circulation patterns in the Gulf.  He says that “from satellite and radar images, [my colleague Dr. Chuanmin Hu] spotted some surface oil in Florida Strait on 6/6 and 6/7.” …

Liu’s colleague Dr. Hu wrote in an email that “when we reported suspected oil sheen patches in the Florida Straits on 6/6/2010, Florida Fish and Wildlife Convervation Commission (FWC) and the US Coast Guard wouldn’t believe it. … He said that the captain’s observation “is extremely important”…

Read the full article: http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/juice/2010/06/oil_spill_fort_lauderdale_gulf_stream.php

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