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Old 05-08-2010, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Indian Shores, FL
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Anyone got an update re whats happening with this oil spill? Is it still looking likely that Florida beaches are going to be hit?

Perish the thought
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Old 05-08-2010, 06:39 AM
 
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This is the latest: Oil Spill: Concrete Box To Contain Spill Touches Down On Gulf Floor

It's about the attempt to contain it. Jon Stewart did a funny bit where he used a fishing rod and a plastic cup and tried to cap an exploding coke bottle. I hope they have better luck! The slick seems to be moving west for now and it continues to increase in size. Landfall of some on La's barrier marshes so far.
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Old 05-08-2010, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Indian Shores, FL
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This is the latest: Oil Spill: Concrete Box To Contain Spill Touches Down On Gulf Floor

It's about the attempt to contain it. Jon Stewart did a funny bit where he used a fishing rod and a plastic cup and tried to cap an exploding coke bottle. I hope they have better luck! The slick seems to be moving west for now and it continues to increase in size. Landfall of some on La's barrier marshes so far.
Thanks Fauve Fingers and toes all crossed for Florida! Not that I wish it hits ANY coastline!
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Old 05-08-2010, 03:49 PM
 
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Ugh...

Deep-sea ice crystals stymie Gulf oil leak fix - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100508/ap_on_bi_ge/us_gulf_oil_spill_248 - broken link)
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Old 05-08-2010, 05:14 PM
 
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They need alcohol in that container box to de-ice it.
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Old 05-08-2010, 07:40 PM
 
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Or at least line the container with Teflon to keep them from sticking
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Old 05-09-2010, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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They need alcohol in that container box to de-ice it.
Alcohol and oil and static electricity. Yikes.
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:25 PM
 
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Oil Spill Effects on Seafood Market>>
Oil Spill's Impact On The Seafood Market; Lawsuits Filed : NorthEscambia.com


Oil Spill’s Impact On The Seafood Market; Lawsuits Filed
May 10, 2010

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill first sparked a seafood buying frenzy along the Gulf Coast, with popular local markets like Joe Patti’s Seafood jammed packed last weekend.

On Saturday, May 1, the iconic seafood market was packed wall to wall with customers stocking up on shrimp and their favorite fish — many out of the fear that it would not be available for some time in the future.

But those in the local seafood industry and others that rely on the Gulf of Mexico for their bottom line fear bad times are ahead. Joe Patti Seafood, wholesaler Southern Seafood of Pace; Premier Island Management Group; Bay Breeze Aquatics & Dive Center; other shrimpers, oystermen and charter boat owners and several additional plaintiffs filed suit in federal district court in Pensacola.

Defendants in the suit, filed by Levin Papantonio law firm, include BP and Transocean, Ltd. The plaintiffs contend that the oil spill will cause them to lose business.

Fast forward to Saturday, May 8. A federal fishing ban was in effect 25 miles off the Pensacola coast — leaving most fishing waters open. The displays at Joe Patti’s were packed high with fresh, safe local seafood not impacted by the oil spill. A couple of hours after opening time, employees stood lined up behind the counter waiting to help customers. No line, no waiting — no “take a number” announcements.
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Indian Shores, FL
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awwww this is just horrendous
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:30 AM
 
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Oil Spill Florida Keys: Scientists Think Oil Has Entered Loop Current And Poses Grave Threat To Reefs
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