New Photos: ‘Odd Ribbon Ripples’ Near BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Published: January 29th, 2013 at 4:33 pm ET
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Title: OWOC 2013 Jan 27 – a set on Flickr
Source: On Wings of Care
Date: Jan. 29, 2013
h/t Thad

37 photos from 27 Jan 2013

“Odd Ribbon Ripple looking WSW”

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Directly over Odd Ribbon Ripples

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Heading back towards Ensco 8502 [working in MC253 near Deepwater Horizon disaster] looking SSW (second pass around)

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Published: January 29th, 2013 at 4:33 pm ET
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41 comments to New Photos: ‘Odd Ribbon Ripples’ Near BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    PS..I say this ..and I know it doesn't matter in the big picture..nor should it.

    I'm in tears again today.

  • Sol Man

    I too. Nothing bodes well here.
    I hope nothing but the best for everyone.

  • Thad

    Go to FB 'On Wings of Care" pull up whole series of pics

    Numbers 34, 35, 37 more intriguing

  • 16Penny 16Penny

    Aerial application of (another)CO(mpany)Wrecks It? AGAIN!

    Not sure, purely conjecture. Just the parallel lines make me think of planes spraying chems at low altitudes.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Medals were given for this..

    "While they were deployed to the Gulf Coast, the aircrews flew 92 sorties and sprayed 30,000 acres with nearly 149,000 gallons of dispersant."

    March 11 2011.

    http://piglipstick.blogspot.com/2011/03/air-force-gives-award-for-job-well-done.html?m=0

    • 16Penny 16Penny

      Well there you go, These must just be the ribbons to go with those medals.

      "People will fight long and hard for a little piece of colored ribbon." – Napoleon Bonaparte.

      And I guess in this case poison their own lands.

  • jec jec

    Straight lines the one photo shows..that is not caused by Mother Nature..so yes, guess its more Corexit spraying. Now to see if EPA or USCG OKAYED the spraying..FOIA anyone? You would think they could just POST the info..as it happens..make it a standard operating procedure to keep the public(us taxpayers which pay their salaries..)..INFORMED. What happened to "transparency" we were promised…??

  • Thad

    Bonnie with OWOC the lady who took the pics thinks organics- algae-Inclined to go with her accessment she spends a lot of time out there. A NGO with no agenda–

    Areial spraying would not be that uniform- note lines are on the waves perfectly aligned with the waves–

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I don't agree..

    • Thad

      Heart of the Rose
      OK then can you tell us.
      No boats in sight. Bonnie would have been advised of any aircraft in the area. And if planes were spraying not only would she mentioned she would have taken pics- passenger with her also taking pics was Trisha James a enviromentalist. rabid anti- BP. There was no spraying

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    “The government has caught the bank robber and cut a deal with the criminals for return of the money and left the people shot in the bank robbery to fend for themselves,” rig survivor Buddy Trahan told the judge in Tuesday’s hearing. He suffered extensive injuries in the blast but hasn’t been compensated by BP.

    Guilty: BP Admits to causing deaths in spill disaster
    Jan 29 2013.

    http://fuelfix.com/blog/2013/01/29/bp-guilty-of-manslaughter/

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Sub-surface dispersal.

    • Thad

      Heart of the Rose
      Submarines- don't even suggest it– tomorrow the ignorant and naive will be quoting you. "Saw it on the internet"
      Two yrs ago there were those that claimed BP had a 5,000' capable manned sub doing that very thing.

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        Oh..my… what are those little thingies called..Rovies…or some such…

        BP Continues Chemical Injections 10-22-10 after Wellhead Considered DEAD?!

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78tVwoQasiQ

        • Thad

          Heart of the Rose
          "those little thingies called..Rovies" require a surface vessel and are attached by an imbilical. The 'ancient' vid has nothing to do with current events- The chemical being injected was a packing grease sealant that goes between casing strings–
          Corexit is clear- colorless and could not-would not be seen once mixed in water.
          No where is it call Corexit in the vid– no where was it called anything but chemical– because the narrator didn't know what it was—

          • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

            Ok..

          • 16Penny 16Penny

            I'll yield this point Thad. The guess that I made about it being sprayed Corexit from a plane was not well researched. I do like your wave theory. Now, the source of the waves? Naturally occuring, HAARP!, bunch of Puertoricans paddling to Florida?

            (sarc) So you think it is subs with woofers? Sound waves is interesting. Earth frequencies? What other possible and likely sources can you think of?

            • Thad

              16Penny
              Like the PurtoRicanos but don't they would float–LoL
              Seriously– looking back there was a weather change that day from a northern flow reversing to from the south. It could be the building of the swell pattern from the south. Swells and waves are caused by a set of different dynamics- Have been on the water and seen the waves and swells running at close to 90 degrees to each other. The bending of the pattern could be due to water depth change..Know of several possibles BUT honestly don't know actual–

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    @ Thad..oh come now ..come now…LOL.

  • irhologram

    I'm not laughing. My immediate thought when I read the headline was : what else besides frequency makes water maintain specific patterns? But I got caught up and "went" with the thread, thinking spraying through with an open mind. Two problems come to mind using that theory. 1) 3 intersecting ocean wave patterns would disrupt the line of spray within under a minute after laying it down…so either this isn't spraying or the pix are downright LYING HOAXES because this photographer would have had to be on the tail of a second plane or in the spray plane. 2). I was not aware that corexit produces currents of its own within the body of dynamic ocean wave action. So why the ripples in the other pic, above what is likely to be an ocean floor rupture? No one addressed the ripples, whether natural or man made. I'm not sure this is relevant, but in the last half dozen years, we've also seen cloud formations in perfectly straight lines, line after line. I'm not saying that has anything to do with this…just tossing it out. What I'm saying is, can anyone see the possibility of frequencies causing static ocean visuals, be they natural or not?

    • Thad

      irhologram
      Exactly- there is a phenomenia 'standing wave' due to frequency of resonance and is present in solids, liquids and gases.
      In the ocean it is most interesting– ancient Polynesian use the reflected stand wave from islands to navigate hundreds – thousand of miles exploring/ settling the Paific–and today the skill still exist—Nat Geo did a story- took a long trip — no nav aids but sailors skill.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Louisiana Seafood to be served every day this week to 5,000 media members in town for Super Bowl 2013

    http://www.nola.com/superbowl/index.ssf/2013/01/louisiana_seafood_served_every.html

    Super Bowl..fun..come eat and enjoy.
    Come eat tainted see food.
    It's all good.

    Sarcasm..of course.
    (having to say it..does take some of the fun out of it.)

    • 16Penny 16Penny

      I hope that seafood leaves as bad a taste in their mouth as their (lack of honest)reporting leaves in my mouth.

  • WindorSolarPlease

    This wave ripple pattern and color doesn't look natural to me.

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Just guessing.. Could something be happening on the sea floor?

      This is far out but, sound also creates waves. Just throwing things out there.

      Color looks like oil, we already know the Gulf has tons of it.

  • tjatnb

    I am the person who took those photographs. If you have any questions or would like additional photographs, I would be happy to share them. I can also provide photo properties. Any questions, please ask. The ripples are from oil sheen.

  • irhologram

    Please don't tease us. Of course we'd like the information regarding what it is you've released these pictures to say. All we can see is what was posted…which the text seemed to steer toward the ripples being unusual, or unusual because of the straight lines. Please explain why oil she makes ripples…or are you saying the ripples in that spot are "highlighted" and show up more because of oil sheen? Is there an explanation for the straight lines? Was another plane in the area? Was there arial spraying of any kind?

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I think it is a seabed degassing event…add oil.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Seismic signs of escaping methane under the sea
    A changing Gulf Stream is warming deep waters along the eastern United States and destabilizing greenhouse gases trapped in sediments.

    http://www.nature.com/news/seismic-signs-of-escaping-methane-under-the-sea-1.11652

    Localized earthquakes..landslides..degassing..near the Deep Water Horzion.

  • irhologram

    The gulfstream flow slowed because of BP oil in the gulf. How ingeniously coincidental of Mother Nature to out-gas this methane so close to the New Horizon… What are the odds?