The Gulf of Oil

Shared from: AP photojournalist Rich Matthews dives into Gulf, can only see Oil:

“Dropping beneath the surface the only thing I see is oil. To the left, right, up and down — it sits on top of the water in giant pools, and hangs suspended fifteen feet beneath the surface in softball sized blobs. There is nothing alive under the slick, although I see a dead jellyfish and handful of small bait fish.”



6/9/10 — A rare and different perspective at the oil spill from beneath the surface. The AP’s Rich Matthews got an exclusive look at the spill by joining a dive team who explored how the oil is impacting the Gulf of Mexico.- (AP)



This may turn out to be President Obama’s Katrina – multiplied several times.





11 responses to “The Gulf of Oil

  1. I have been so saddened by the oil spill trauma – it’s such an agonising torture. My thoughts are out there to all the animals and people having to suffer due to this. xx

  2. When you think of the levees of New Orleans, off shore oil rigs, pipe lines running through Alaska, nuclear missiles/warheads/power plants and to some degree our national forests, you began to see how ill prepared we are for worst case scenarios.

    all those dead turtles

    • KB, and that’s saying a brunch coming from you!

      PIO, you may be right about that, unfortunately. If sea life rebounds to pre-oil disaster within just a few yrs, a Miracle wood bee as good a reason as any for it!

  3. It may take decades for the gulf’s economy and ecosystems to recover from this. And you’re right — this goes far beyond presidential politics.

  4. It’s a shame that Katrina and this gulf oil tragedy have all been politicized…they were both gross human tragedies…mistakes, poor decisions, lack of decision making… neither President was solely responsible for any of it… we are all responsible for correcting what went wrong…