In Alaska, it seems they've been slimed

There are 8 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 16, 2009, titled In Alaska, it seems they've been slimed. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Something big and strange is floating through the Chukchi Sea off the Alaska coast.

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RBuck

Columbus, OH

#1 Jul 16, 2009
Straight out of the X-Files.
CatInTheHat

Reynoldsburg, OH

#2 Jul 16, 2009
It's THE BLOB!

Global warming has allowed the frozen creature to fall into the Chukchi Sea and thaw.

Run! Run! And stay out of movie theaters!
Rick

Birmingham, AL

#3 Jul 16, 2009
What a dangerous thing for a Coast Guard officer to say. "It is definitely not an oil product of any kind," Hasenauer said, "It has no characteristics of an oil or a hazardous substance, for that matter".

Anyone who has ever dealt with Hazardous materials knows that you cannot tell by the feel, smell, or sight of something to determine if its hazardous.

He didn't put a lot of thought into what he said.
CatInTheHat

Reynoldsburg, OH

#4 Jul 16, 2009
Rick wrote:
What a dangerous thing for a Coast Guard officer to say. "It is definitely not an oil product of any kind," Hasenauer said, "It has no characteristics of an oil or a hazardous substance, for that matter".
Anyone who has ever dealt with Hazardous materials knows that you cannot tell by the feel, smell, or sight of something to determine if its hazardous.
He didn't put a lot of thought into what he said.
You want he should taste it?
Rick

Stoughton, MA

#5 Jul 16, 2009
CatInTheHat wrote:
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You want he should taste it?
I probably wouldn't try that either. That could mess up your entire day.
resident

Southerly North Slope Bo, AK

#6 Jul 18, 2009
it really freaks me out just hearing about it. and i live here. weeeird
CatInTheHat

Reynoldsburg, OH

#7 Jul 18, 2009
There is an article up on Yahoo saying this is a massive bloom of algae.
Beefcurtains

Kellyville, Australia

#8 Apr 17, 2014
Slime is a natural form of lubricant, more biologically safe than vaseline. The appearance of the slime is God's message to Alaska to stop using synthetic lubricants, get with the program and use Alaskan slime.

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