Gulf Oil Spill Surprise: Methane Almost Gone

Jan 8, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: National Geographic

Natural gas ingredient gobbled up by bacterial blooms, study finds. Main Content Jars of plankton taken from near the Gulf oil spill show how the water's oxygena 'and thus sea lifea 'decreased with time, a sign of increased bacteria.

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Mother Nature solves yet another problem scary story.
So who's the boss lady?

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Earthling-1 wrote:
Mother Nature solves yet another problem scary story.
So who's the boss lady?
As I read the story I thought to myself,“just watch how the Fossil’s try to sell this as “problem solved” to the morons on the Right.” Congratulations, you were the very first here with. That makes you number one moron. Here comes the king, here comes the king, here comes the big number one. Yeah Earthing’s the king cause he is second to none. When you say Earthing, you say idiot right. Dah, da da da, Dah, da da da
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Methane is a gas that will escape into the atmosphere in VERY short time. The problems are hardly even beginning. It is the tar balls and toxic contaminants that will be the 'legacy'.

So a 'spin' story of little real value and we will have to be patient with the right wing dominated media if we want to find out what is actually happening. Probably buried on page fifty of some weekend edition.

http://www.katc.com/news/parts-of-louisiana-c...

And I notice that the 'whitewash' of BP is already under way. Responsibiltiy has been diluted in so many directions that nobody is to 'blame'.

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LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
Methane is a gas that will escape into the atmosphere in VERY short time. The problems are hardly even beginning. It is the tar balls and toxic contaminants that will be the 'legacy'.
So a 'spin' story of little real value and we will have to be patient with the right wing dominated media if we want to find out what is actually happening. Probably buried on page fifty of some weekend edition.
http://www.katc.com/news/parts-of-louisiana-c...
And I notice that the 'whitewash' of BP is already under way. Responsibiltiy has been diluted in so many directions that nobody is to 'blame'.
I would like to know a little more about this bacteria. I know it eats the methane and it also sucks all the oxygen out of the water. But then what happens. What becomes of the bacteria and what by products does it leave.

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As the saying goes, did things just get better or worse?

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I would like to know a little more about this bacteria.
As you're someone who thinks that canaries are still used in mines, don't bother.

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Earthling-1 wrote:
<quoted text>As you're someone who thinks that canaries are still used in mines, don't bother.
As someone who always misses point why do you bother breathing.
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swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>I would like to know a little more about this bacteria. I know it eats the methane and it also sucks all the oxygen out of the water. But then what happens. What becomes of the bacteria and what by products does it leave.
This isn't a school you feckless f(*k: it's where we come to ridicule you for not having attended.

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I AM DIGITAP wrote:
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This isn't a school you feckless f(*k: it's where we come to ridicule you for not having attended.
Funny stuff. You do have a unique way of putting things in perspective.
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Earthling-1 wrote:
Mother Nature solves yet another problem scary story.
So who's the boss lady?
I agree.
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Answer to 'Swampmudd Deltona, FL #4': Much of the methane {CH4} gas, and other higher hydrocarbons homologues {CH4}n up to about 8 carbons,{octane} known in the petrochemical industry, as 'wet gas' were burnt off at the surface of the Macacondo deep shelf, >1 mile down BP/Deepwater Horizon offshore well Mexico Gulf after the tragic May 21st. 2010 'blow-out-preventer' BOP failure, fire, and 12 roughnecks casualties! All these hydrophobic {water insoluble} hydrocarbons, including the crude oil portion, are lighter than sea water!
Much of the remaining crude before too much got washed ashore by the tides which oozed out for weeks, was broken up with an oil soluble dispersant into droplets to increase the aerobic, on the surface, and anaerobic bacteria on the sea floor surface area for degradation! Probably the same class of bacteria, which millions of years ago, converted with Earth's molten inner core upward temperature gradient of about 10 deg. C/mile, along with extreme pressure from sedimentary deposits, dinosaur remains into crude oil, and the volatile methane homologs!
Not one week goes by without U.S.A. newspaper accounts of BP's/Deepwater Horizon sub-contractor liabilities, as well as possible civil punitive damages, once the final BOP failure accident report was published! I don't know what that 2.5 years Topix trolling idiot 'MoreHypeLessFact Toronto Canada #3 is jabbering about??
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Hey genetic moron certifiably insane jerk or flake "MoreHypeLessFact Toronto Canada #3" you give yourself all those positive icons, in your worthless to any one #3 answer, and mine right on point teachable moment negative ones! Get off this Thread libeling idiot!! Take the frigging time to answer someone's question, flake or don't answer at all if you don't know what the hell you are talking about!! And stop always quoting 'http' sources! Can't you tell from all the dates, location, depth, chemistry/microbiology, details of my #11 post that I was very much on top of the
May 20th, 2010 disaster! You dumb 'f..k', as a Chemical Specialties R&D Chemist, I have formulated, a version of that aqueous oil soluble dispersant, except not for crude oil, but as a water curtain paint-de-flocculator! And Microbiology, with the Text book, moron, was an elective Science course I took in University!
It's ignorant uneducated garbage like you these past 2.5 years, that gives any one trying to learn something on the Internet, such a "chilling effect!" I think that 'Swampmudd #4' learnt a great deal more, from my post, than anyone else posting here!!
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Frankie, when will you learn that litesout, AKA libidodown is the person mainly responsible for awarding those pretty coloured icons?
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Besides being totally off-base National Geographic article, methane gas {CH4} is so volatile, that it went into the atmosphere, if not as a flash-point reducer during the daily surface burn-off! It's the higher molecular weight liquid
hydrocarbon 'water gas', you dumb ars, which in the petrochemical chemical industry, is used as a
Winter gasoline ignition easier-starting fluid, which lingered a while, if not totally burnt off!
And there are no Exxon Valquez, leaking heavy crude from the run-aground oil Alaska tanker 'tar-balls', this time around, in the Gulf! To BP's credit, as opposed to Exxon, after what about 30 years is still in litigation! While BP right away set aside an open-ended, about $50 billions escrow account, and stopped share-holders dividends, between May and I think July 2010, while the pipe blocking machined BOP made from scratch, was being built!

Most if not all Louisiana fishing, restaurants, roughnecks on-shore families, etc.. stakeholders were compensated with cash right away, so they could pay everyday mortgages! Rather than the cash, some are going to Court! Well that was part of the deal offer, just like the 9/11 survivor families who optioned out did, handled by the very same Arbitrator, who is/was in charge of this May 20th. 2010 tragedy!
I won't let some f.....g punk, or flake like you,'MoreHypeLessFact Toronto Canada' dishonor 12 rough necks tragedies!
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Moreover, what made the Exxon run-aground bursting hull Alaskan tanker to this day lingering tar-balls, are 1] Heavy very viscous cold almost freezing crude, washing up on-shore! 2] In the May 20th. 2010 warm waters surface Gulf, light crude, made even warmer, you dumb ass,{that is why I inserted the 10 deg. C/mile molten inner Earth's core heat-gradient} with hot Summer ambient Sun exposed temperatures, keeping crude viscosity not only low, for the 100's of oil skimmers to wipe/suck up, but helping surface aerobic bacteria to do their work, with carbon dioxide, and some sulfur mercaptants gases metabolic by-products {some dinosaur cystine like protein amino-acids molecules, which the bacteria partly I think feed on} in answer to 'Swampmudd #4' question!
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swampmudd wrote:
As I read the story I thought to myself,“just watch how the Fossil’s try to sell this as “problem solved” to the morons on the Right.”...
Even better, BP brings open pit mining to offshore oil production, I say, "Go for it!"

All we need to do is drill the holes, we can save a fortune on infrastructure. Instead of pipe, the oil floats to the surface where we can suck it up. It's a win all around, now you don't have to buy oil to fry your shrimp, the new convenience food.
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Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>Even better, BP brings open pit mining to offshore oil production, I say, "Go for it!"
All we need to do is drill the holes, we can save a fortune on infrastructure. Instead of pipe, the oil floats to the surface where we can suck it up. It's a win all around, now you don't have to buy oil to fry your shrimp, the new convenience food.
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