Gulf Will Be Fine By 2030

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Grim Reaper

United States

#1 Jun 21, 2010
Most of the marine life will recover, and fishing and tourism will improve. Looks like a great opportunity for Pacific and Atlantic Coast beaches.
Bill Godwin


#2 Jun 21, 2010
Is it a full moon?
The lunies are out in full force.
Grim Reaper

United States

#3 Jun 22, 2010
One day closer to 2030!
Good News

United States

#4 Jun 30, 2010
It is June 30th and today is the LAST DAY THIS MONTH that there will be tar, oil, dead crabs, turtles, birds, or fish on the beaches. You have my personal guarantee. Enjoy.

Since: Jun 10

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#5 Jun 30, 2010
IMO, it will not be fine in the Gulf again, although the beaches should be safe from beached oil after a few years, except for tar tides.

There's no research or data based on previous experience to tell us the effects of an oil spill this large. It looks like most of the oil is being weathered into tar, the smaller bits washing up on shorelines, the larger pieces sinking, unless that process is interrupted by high waves/winds that throw them on shore.

I would guess, since it's anybody's guess, that after the oil gusher is plugged, and the oil slicks are burnt off or skimmed, what we will have is a Gulf of Mexico with these huge tar basins all over the ocean floor. They won't move anywhere, but will have huge effects on wildlife and the ecosystem, many years after we are all gone.

Perhaps nobody in the scientific community will venture a public opinion, since there is no historic data available, but all this crude, and all this tar, has to go somewhere. Only a miniscule portion is being burned or skimmed.
Grim Reaper

United States

#6 Jul 9, 2010
Well we could still use the Gulf as a giant trash dump.
Good News

United States

#7 Jul 25, 2011
Well we are another year closer to 2030!

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