New wave of oil comes ashore west of Mississippi River
Hell, why don't they just add an oil forecast to the fisherman's report and see if BP will sponsor it.
I thought it was all gone? What happened to the super-duper bacteria that were magically multiplying and eating it all up?
Scientists Find Thick Layer Of Oil On Seafloor
"I've collected literally hundreds of sediment cores from the Gulf of Mexico, including around this area. And I've never seen anything like this," she said in an interview via satellite phone from the boat.
But that doesn't warrant any local media attention, does it?
"The organisms that break down oil excrete mucus — copious amounts of mucus," Joye says. "So it's kind of like a slime highway from the surface to the bottom. Because eventually the slime gets heavy and it sinks."
The Gulf of snot? I can hear BP's response, "No big deal, fish are slimy anyway."
What an appropriate metaphor, they are slithering away and leaving us with an ocean of slime.