LA sees heavy oil

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    Calling it a "day that we have all been fearing," Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said on Wednesday that heavy oil -- not simply tar balls or sheen -- had entered the state's prized wetlands.
    "It's already here but we know more is coming," he said.
    The marshes are the nurseries for shrimp, oysters, crabs and fish that make Louisiana the leading producer of commercial seafood in the continental United States. A large no-fishing zone in Gulf waters seen as affected by the spill has been imposed.


    WRAPUP 2-Louisiana shore sees heavy oil as BP prepares plug | Reuters
     
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    oil is being reported in ala marshes as well
     
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    Everything will eventually be OK , Ravi. No need to panic.
     
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    I didn't see that...damn.

    Supposedly for at least the next ten years anything caught in the Gulf sea food wise will have to be inspected for contamination.
     
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    Not panicking is good...I imagine if Dubya were still president he would have invaded Great Britain by now. :lol:
     
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    Giant Plumes of Oil Found Under Gulf of Mexico - NYTimes.com

    “There’s a shocking amount of oil in the deep water, relative to what you see in the surface water,” said Samantha Joye, a researcher at the University of Georgia who is involved in one of the first scientific missions to gather details about what is happening in the gulf. “There’s a tremendous amount of oil in multiple layers, three or four or five layers deep in the water column.”

    The plumes are depleting the oxygen dissolved in the gulf, worrying scientists, who fear that the oxygen level could eventually fall so low as to kill off much of the sea life near the plumes.
     
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    I understand, from a well known, popular source heard by millions that this is natural.
     

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