Dry Falls, Highlands, NC

Dry Falls, Highlands, NC

Friday, June 04, 2010

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spil

Al and I are sickened about the massive amounts of oil continually spilling into the Gulf of Mexico.

We have spent a LOT of time by, on, and underwater in  the Gulf.  We did a lot of scuba diving in the gulf and I shudder to think about what is to become of the beautiful waters that we love so much.

A lot has been discussed about the shoreline, but have you considered what the effect of all the disbursements they  have sprayed onto the oil to "break it up"?  That potentially poisonous gunk will just settle to the bottom and kill everything it touches.  Now many people have a good idea what the bottom of the ocean looks like, but I can tell you it's kind of like a flower garden.  There are beautiful colorful fish and sponges. There are schools of shimmering silver fish that shine when the sun hits them.  You can be on the bottom in 80 feet of water,  look up to see the sun shining down.  It's not dark and gloomy.  Or at least it didn't used to be.

I have tons of underwater photo's but are on film.  One of these days I intend to scan them to the computer and I'll share some of them. 

We're wondering what is to become of our beautiful place on Keaton Beach.  There are a lot or marshes there and the oil will not only kill the existing wildlife, but it will kill the entire marsh and it may never come back.  The marsh is shallow water where the fish lay their eggs.  If these are destroyed, much of the fish will be destroyed and have nowhere safe to lay their eggs.




2 comments:

  1. Yes, it is just heartbreaking to see the damage that is done.

    Ya know, when we individuals go to build a house, we have to meet so many requirements, jump through hoops with sanitation and well permits and zoning and groundwater safeguards, etc. not to mention the designated watershed areas and non-use areas due to natural water and marshlands.

    Soooooo how the heck does a huge operation like underwater oil drilling get by without a backup safety net of what if this or that would happen? How come there are not any safeguards and controls put in place????? That is what really ticks me off, is that they don't have any plan till the thing breaks! ACK!

    Didn't they learn a thing from Exxon Valdiz oil spill???

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    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard
    http://kareninthewoods-kareninthewoods.blogspot.com/

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  2. Yes, it is just heartbreaking to see the damage that is done.

    Ya know, when we individuals go to build a house, we have to meet so many requirements, jump through hoops with sanitation and well permits and zoning and groundwater safeguards, etc. not to mention the designated watershed areas and non-use areas due to natural water and marshlands.

    Soooooo how the heck does a huge operation like underwater oil drilling get by without a backup safety net of what if this or that would happen? How come there are not any safeguards and controls put in place????? That is what really ticks me off, is that they don't have any plan till the thing breaks! ACK!

    Didn't they learn a thing from Exxon Valdiz oil spill???

    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard
    http://kareninthewoods-kareninthewoods.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete

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