Science News: 3 or 4 giant underwater plumes have been reported — “There MAY BE MANY of these plumes crawling along, deep underwater”


Gulf oil finds many paths, ScienceNews, September 7, 2010:

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A team from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Mass., reported in August that it had mapped a giant plume, or cloud, of oil floating beneath the surface. It is one of three or four plumes other groups have also reported.

This cloud was about as tall as a 50-story office building and more than a mile long. It was floating more than 3,000 feet beneath the surface, and the researchers say that’s mysterious. Oil usually floats on top of water, but there may be many of these plumes crawling along, deep underwater.

h/t BPGulfLeak

1 comment to Science News: 3 or 4 giant underwater plumes have been reported — “There MAY BE MANY of these plumes crawling along, deep underwater”

  • Susan

    My friend has a brother living in Foley Alabama. His brother's wife works for a large real estate company in the Gulf Shores. They are life long residents.

    Yesterday my friend said he called his brother. I asked what he had to say about the situation down there and it seems that my friends brother worked for BP until quiting recently. His job....

    I shall now quote what friend said brother said (talk about hearsay!)

    "we collected...sailfish, marlin, sharks all kinds of large commercial fish as well as sea mammals and took them to Mexico and dumped them on the beach."

    Dumped them on the beach!?!

    I had read about taking the dead carcasses of large sea life to Mexico. But I thought to be processed or taken to a land fill. But "dumped" on a Mexican beach?

    Needless to say, I will call friends brother tomorrow and ask which beach.

    More later...

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