Photos: “Badly leaking natural gas well” in Gulf of Mexico — “Barely a trace of marine life in this area… We are seriously starting to wonder where all the life has gone”

Published: July 11th, 2013 at 9:44 am ET


Title: Natural Gas Leak near Ewing Bank, Ship Shoal 225
Source: On Wings of Care
Date: July 10, 2013

Billy Dugger with On Wings Of Care

A badly leaking natural gas well in the Ship Shoal Lease Block #225 of the Gulf of Mexico has spread an ugly, toxic mass of oily rainbow sheen over several square miles […] We have flown that area in eight different five-to-six-hour wildlife survey flights just within the past three weeks, helping scientists find and study whale sharks.  Today, despite mirror-calm seas, excellent water and air visibility, and clear blue water, we saw barely a trace of marine life in this area. […] We are seriously starting to wonder where all the life has gone, and how the animals who remain are managing to find enough to eat. […]

See the full report and photos here

Published: July 11th, 2013 at 9:44 am ET


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13 comments to Photos: “Badly leaking natural gas well” in Gulf of Mexico — “Barely a trace of marine life in this area… We are seriously starting to wonder where all the life has gone”

  • wetpwcas1 wetpwcas1

    Again no MSM coverage, the public has been kept in the dark about how bad Fukushima is & how the EPA has raised the amount of radioactive crap allowed in our food, water & air which is way higher than Japans! What would happen if we get a lighting strike on that large oil/gas sheen, would it go to the source & blow up? I would like to know if I lived any where near the gulf. To many questions & no one giving any real answers! This is big gov at its best with corporations pulling the strings!

  • dosdos dosdos

    The sea life has migrated to waters off of Florida and Texas. The northern coast of the Gulf is a dead zone.

  • Cisco Cisco

    The bullhorn of big oil & gas with the hundreds of TV and internet commercials and the complaisant MSM have effectively brainwashed average citizens into believe all is good in the Gulf.

    "Hey come on down, the beaches are beautiful, the water's clean, and the seafood is delicious" (Something like that)

    Commerce and capitalism are king, nothing else matters. It's all for now, fu#k the future.

  • Sol Man

    "…starting to wonder where the life has gone."
    Please, sir. The life is gone!

  • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

    BP killed the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and has never been really punished. The CEOs ought to be imprisoned and forced to leave the country. Boycott BP commercials by turning off the TV as soon as they come on. The MSM will eventually get the message. All evening news programs have become a farce. Still, it is good to know what the propagandists are up to.

    I have not been swimming in the Gulf of Mexico since 2010, nor do I even go to the beaches on the West coast of Florida and breathe in the corexit fumes. I have not eaten Gulf seafood either. The people's traditional livlihood has been ruined: they have been made sick, and the beaches are still polluted. The seafood is deadly. Most Gulfside restaurants that are still in business in this area serve shrimp from Indonesia and business is not good. Corexit even rained down in some swimming pools nearby.

    BP is so cynical they are now trying to get out of paying the pitiful money they were requested to pay!

    What could be worse? People still buying gold and diamonds from Africa where children 4-9 are forced to work in the mines all day; some down in deep holes no wider than 2X5 to 5X5 feet. This is worse than the coal mines in England and Wales before the industrial revolution. Children there were by the age of 10 forced to work 10 hour days in the coal mines six days a week. Is Africa any better? What do you think the U.S. and China will be doing there soon? They will be removing the resources. Rant…

    • sadtexan

      It's like nothing ever happened. I cry a little inside every time I pass the Gulf shrimp at the seafood counter.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      And in Africa (and other "less developed" nations), a process of extraction — of resources, and from people. Firestone in Liberia (helped destroy the fabric of traditional Liberian culture), De Beers in Africa, it goes on and on ….

      If the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) passes, say goodbye to individual (human being's) rights. Instead the corporation as an individual will have superpowers above that of human beings.

      Thanks to Heart of the Rose for posting about the TPP. What a horror in the making. If you think it's bad now, consider what life under the TPP will be like for most people.

  • sweet pea sweet pea

    I just clicked on the link "See the full report and photos here"

    and I got a page claiming the link is to "an attack page"
    I think it's meant to block me from trying to see the article
    can some one check the link and see if they get blocked too?

    • or-well

      me too.
      "The website ahead contains malware!"

      • or-well

        click on "advanced" in the warning,
        then click on "details about problems"
        it's just Google BULLSHIT!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Jebus Jebus

      I just went there and got the warning, examined googles info, went there anyways and examined the page source. I did not see anything that looks suspicious. I then did a malwarebytes scan and found nothing…

  • We Not They Finally

    Please don't forget Matt Simmons. He had been Bush Sr.'s energy advisor and was credible in the oil industry. Ten days after he got on MSNBC in August 2010 and announced that BP had drilled a hole in the sea that would gush oil for years, he was found dead in his hot tub. The last question he had been asked (by Dylan Ratigan) was, "Why don't they say what they did"? and with a choking apprehension in his voice, he said, "Because they would go to jail and lose their fortunes."

    Well, they are not in jail and they didn't lose their fortunes. There was just one genuine hero silenced. BP killed the Gulf. What a disgrace that it is not reported.

  • paschn

    Funny how all the same filth own all these different renegade multi-nationals. Don't look to our "leaders" to reign them in…. can you imagine a Biden, McCain, Romney or Lieberman actually committing a moral act? Don't hold your breath, you'll pass dead away.