Nothing Good in This One-Year Projection of the Gulf Coast Oil Spill (Video)

Gulf Coasr Oil Spill ProjectionCyriaque Lamar posted on io9.com this interesting research from the University of Hawaii. Cyriaque Lamar writes:

Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa have created a simulation of the potential spread of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill over 360 days. Their hypothetical scenario? All sorts of bad.

Researchers at Mānoa’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) have created a model that charts the oil’s possible path over the course of approximately a year:

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  • Anonymous

    This video doesn’t take into account how much oil, in ultra fine ‘dispersed’ particles will be absorbed into the affected coastlines prior to reaching the Atlantic. Layers can already be seen building up in coastal sands as the minute particles are deposited at the low water mark and build up layer upon layer with each tide. This of course will allow the leaching iof toxins back into those coastal environments for decades to come. From the Texas coast to Florida coast will low level toxic zone will reduced life expectancies for people and depleted or non existent fisheries.

  • rtb61

    This video doesn't take into account how much oil, in ultra fine 'dispersed' particles will be absorbed into the affected coastlines prior to reaching the Atlantic. Layers can already be seen building up in coastal sands as the minute particles are deposited at the low water mark and build up layer upon layer with each tide. This of course will allow the leaching iof toxins back into those coastal environments for decades to come. From the Texas coast to Florida coast will low level toxic zone will reduced life expectancies for people and depleted or non existent fisheries.