Sunday, May 30, 2010

41 Days And The Oil Is Still Leaking

Here are a couple videos from Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Futures Society. Jean-Michael is the son of renowned ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau.
"The Ocean Futures Expedition Team discovered this massive oil slick just 24 miles off the coast of Louisiana. The oil stretched as far as the eye could see and down to about 15 to 25 feet deep:"

"Jean-Michel Cousteau interviews Billy Nungesser, President of the Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana, where oil is now entering nearby marshes. Matt Ferraro of the Ocean Futures Expedition Team explores the now oily marsh and finds plants and animals coated in oil:"

According to this article from Newsweek: BP's Photo Blockade Of The Gulf Oil Spill: Photographers Say BP And Government Officials Are Preventing Them From Documenting The Impact Of The Deepwater Horizon Disaster, Cousteau was turned away from a wildlife sanctuary by the Coast Guard after they discovered that an AP photographer was on board. So, this is what they let him film?

1 comment:

virginia said...

Peat absorbs oil.

I watched a demo on CNN - thought it was a wonderfully simple solution. It won't help plug the leak, but it may help clean up the affected beaches.