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Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill

Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:01 pm
by Larry Tucei
ENTS, Oil is reaching Pensacola Beaches as of yesterday and will likely continue for the near future. Alabama is also expierencing the same thing. A link with photos from Pensacola. http://blogs.tampabay.com/photo/2010/06 ... beach.html Larry

Re: Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill

Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:47 pm
by dbhguru
Larry,

The wide ranging impacts of this true disaster are more than my mind can process.

Bob

Re: Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill

Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:41 pm
by James Parton
ENTS,

My wife and I leave for Panama City Beach FL tomorrow. Pensacola is only 80 or so miles to the west. I look forward to the vacation but I am apprehensive about the oil spill. We have been hoping that the oil stays away long enough to enjoy the vacation plus a refund is not possible unless the beaches are closed. So far oil at Panama City Beach has been very minimal.

The whole damn thing is rediculous. No plan in case something happens so when it did look what happened. It really sucks.

James

Re: Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:17 am
by Marcboston
Wait until we get a hurricane or tropical storm! If and when this oil slick rounds Florida and catchs the gulf stream I would not be surprised that we would see tar balls up on the Cape.

Re: Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill

Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:05 pm
by James Parton
Larry,

So far here at Panama City Beach it looks pretty good. I have seen so sign of oil. I talked to one fellow on the beach a little while ago and he said a few small tar balls were found here last night. The ocean is beautiful and the beach is busy. The only thing prettier than trees are young bikini-clad women!

James

Re: Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill

Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:52 am
by Larry Tucei
ENTS, These photos are 1 mile west of Biloxi lighthouse taken at about 2:oo PM, yesterday. The Oil sheen in the one photo was 100 x 300 yards. The oil blobs were under the sheen hitting the beaches in several places. The largest blob was about 12 inches square with many smaller ones! I also saw sheen south of Biloxi Bridge and along several areas from Biloxi to Gulfport. We just had a strong thunderstorm that pushed much water on the beach. I'm heading back down right now and will update this later.


4:00 PM the oil globs are along an area from 1/2 mile west of Biloxi to Rodenberg. About a mile on the beach in this region. Oil is creeping into Biloxi Bay and officials have been slow to react as usual. Alot more sheen and globs are on the way in!
Larry

Re: Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill

Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:50 pm
by James Parton
Larry,

The amount of oil here at Panama City beach has so far been surprisingly small. A beach crew showed Clay and I a ziploc bag of oil coated vegitation yesterday and I found a piece of vegitation yesterday with a reddish-brown semi-slimy oily residue on it on Shell Island. But overall Panama City Beach is faring well. But I am sure in just a matter of time oil will reach here in quantity.

James

Re: Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:45 pm
by James Parton
Larry, ENTS.

Check out this picture from Panama City Beach that I took Thursday. The surf was up due to recent storms and it looks like there is oil in the water in the surf zone, maybe mixed with a little sediment. I also noticed a more stained appearance to the beach near the water.

James

Re: Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill

Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:46 am
by PAwildernessadvocate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvx6PBoW8BE

Re: Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill

Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:19 pm
by Don
The oily storm cloud that I fear on the horizon is the inevitability of the oil being taken out of the Gulf and into the Gulf Stream, around Florida and up the Eastern coastline...that's when the "ship hits the sand"...